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  • Hasbro Children's Hospital Asthma Parent Support Groups

  • Hasbro Children's Hospital
    Asthma Parent Support Groups

    For parents who have participated in an asthma education workshop, support groups provide an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of asthma and support each other in taking action to control asthma. Currently, Hasbro Children's Hospital staff members facilitate two asthma parent support groups, the African-American asthma support group and the Hispanic asthma support group. These groups were created to meet the unique cultural and linguistic needs of families in Providence.

    A guest speaker is invited to each support group to lead the discussion on a particular topic related to managing asthma. Previous topics have included:

    • Strategies for helping children develop self-management skills
    • Asthma medications and potential side effects
    • Reducing exposure to asthma triggers in the home
    • How to work with your child's school nurse
    • Herbal and other traditional remedies for asthma

    Discussions conclude with a question and answer session, and each group includes time for participants to share success stories and seek advice from other parents. These support groups meet every other month.

    For more information or a schedule of upcoming sessions, please contact each group's leader:

    • African-American asthma support group:
      Call Lisa LeTang at 401-444-7934

    • Hispanic asthma support group:
      Call Arelis Valerio, MD, at 401-444-8444

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