Support Group for Caregivers of Patients

with Graft-versus-Host Disease 

Thursdays, January 30 - March 05, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 pm Central Standard Time


Join a six-week telephone support group for caregivers of patients struggling with graft-versus-host disease.  

Led by social worker Aldo P. Hernandez, MSW, LCSW, the group will discuss how to manage your own needs while performing the difficult and sometimes exhausting task of being a caregiver for someone with GVHD.

All you need to participate in the discussion is your phone!  Although we encourage you to participate in all six sessions, you are welcome to participate in as many as your time allows.

The support group is free, but you must pre-register and space is limited!


Topics Covered:

  • 01/30   Graft-versus-Host Disease: Greatest Challenges, Best Coping Strategies
  • 02/06   Adjusting to Changes GVHD Brings to Our Life
  • 02/13   Planning for the Future
  • 02/20   Self Care: How to Define and Implement
  • 02/27   Feelings of Guilt: How not to Self De-Value, it is OK to Struggle
  • 03/05   Scheduling Soul Activities: Things That Recharge Us

Meet Group Leader Aldo P. Hernandez, MSW, LCSW

Aldo Hernandez is a 20-year licensed certified therapist who works with individuals and groups in a clinical setting. He has facilitated networking groups for BMT InfoNet's Celebrating a Second Chance at Life Symposium, and at the recent National GVHD Patient Summit. He helps people identify their concerns and offers insight on how to approach these difficulties. 


Group participants must agree to keep the discussions confidential to protect the privacy of group members and ensure that the group is a safe and comfortable place to share experiences and concerns.