The Winona State University CLASP Series presents “Wellness Among Families Coping with Childhood Chronic Health Conditions and/or Developmental Disabilities” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Gildemeister Hall, room 155.

Rebecca Foster, assistant professor of psychology, will present on how caregivers and well-siblings living with children diagnosed with chronic health conditions and/or developmental disabilities often encounter numerous benefits and challenges related to this unique family dynamic.

Foster will discuss that given the complex relationships, exploring methods of promoting family well-being is imperative. Perspectives from families will be described, with an emphasis on exploring individual and family-based needs, resources, and self-care interventions.

Foster holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is a licensed psychologist.

CLASP, the Consortium for Liberal Arts and Science Promotion, is intended to promote interdisciplinary discussion and exchange with presentations aimed at a general audience of students, faculty and the community. The CLASP Series was created to bring the WSU community and the greater Winona community together around a common theme.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the CLASP Series, email Vicki Englich at

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