Allergy Pals – Online Mentorship for Kids with Food Allergies
Anaphylaxis Canada has launched Allergy Pals, an online mentorship program designed to provide peer support and mentoring to children (ages 7-11) affected by severe food allergies.
Allergy Pals offers eight online support sessions led by older peer mentors with food allergies. Sessions include interactive activities including brainstorming, problem solving, goal setting and developing effective coping strategies in a safe and secure online environment.
The program materials were designed by Dr. Miriam Stewart, a Professor of Nursing, and her team at the University of Alberta, with research funding provided by AllerGen NCE. Anaphylaxis Canada, one of the project’s collaborators, has licensed the program in order to support children and teens affected by life threatening allergies.
The first session of Allergy Pals will run from May 18 to July 6, 2014. Click here for more information and to register for the program.