News for Arizona Case Managers: Camp Paz from Stepping Stones of Hope
As an air ambulance provider, some of the most difficult cases we deal with involve children – either sick kids or kids who have an ill family member. We expect that for case managers, the situation is similar; the cases involving kids are always the hardest. That's why MedFlight911 air ambulance is so excited to spread the word about Stepping Stones of Hope's upcoming camp for grieving children.
Camp Paz is Stepping Stones of Hope's special weekend, overnight camp for children who have lost someone close to them. The two-day camp is a special opportunity for these children to be around other kids who have had similar experiences of loss. Through small group discussions, role-play, music, humor, art and other activities, children learn to cope with their feelings. The next Camp Paz weekend is scheduled for October 12 and 13 at Whispering Hope Ranch (WHR) in Payson, Arizona.
MedFlight911 air ambulance has been a proud supporter of Stepping Stones of Hope (an Arizona non-profit "dedicated to providing comprehensive support-based programs, continuum of care and education to grieving children, families, adults and communities") and Camp Paz for many years, and we believe that they provide an absolutely vital service for grieving families and children.
When we're dealing with difficult long-distance medical transport cases, we often refer families to Stepping Stones of Hope if we think that they could benefit from the services they provide. As a case manager, you undoubtedly have families who are looking for support in a difficult time, and Camp Paz and Stepping Stones of Hope may also be a resource you can turn to. We encourage you to take a look at their website and learn more about the many services they provide: www.steppingstonesofhope.org. In addition to Camp Paz for kids, there's also a Camp Paz for grown-ups, which runs concurrently with the kids' camp, educational outreach programs, and more.
When you deal with difficult medical situations on a daily basis – whether you're a doctor, nurse, air ambulance medic, or case manager – it's hard to not think about the lasting impact of these cases. While we all hope for a positive outcome for every person we come in contact with, sadly that's not always the case. Stepping Stones of Hope is there to help those who are dealing with the most devastating kinds of losses, and we at MedFlight911 air ambulance are so thankful for the service they provide.