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May 20, 2014 - Mapp Child and Family Life Program Coordinator Selected as Panelist for Hospice Foundation of America Videoconference

Kimberly Thompson-Yates served as a panelist for the 21st annual Hospice Foundation of America videoconference, “Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss,” held recently on the main campus of Bishop State Community College.Kim%20Thompson-Yates_Child%20Life%20Coordinator_Small.jpg

The panel addressed suicide, traumatic deaths, and terminal illness and focus on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss.

Thompson-Yates is program coordinator for the Mapp Child and Family Life Program at University of South Alabama (USA) Children’s & Women’s Hospital. The program works with hospitalized children, teens and their families to ensure that their developmental, educational, psychosocial and emotional needs are met throughout their treatment. Prior to this position, she worked as the program’s school and community transition teacher.

Thompson-Yates received her bachelor of arts in psychology and master of education in special education from Auburn University and a certification in school counseling from USA.

To learn more about USA Children's & Women's, please visit,, or follow the hospital on Twitter: @USACWHospital.

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