Support and Information for Families, Professionals and Children
Program for children:
WHEN A PARENT HAS CANCER - Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Illness
Cancer center-based, support group-programs for the children whose parents have cancer:
CLIMB (Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery) - A Program of The Children's Treehouse Foundation
This is a FREE 4-week program designed for children ages 6-12 years whose parent or primary caregiver has a cancer diagnosis. Children attend 4 weekly sessions focusing on a select topic each week. Each session incorporates activities and discussion time on the selected topic. The goal is to teach coping skills to help children deal with the stress that occurs when families are coping with a parent's cancer diagnosis. All sessions for children are facilitated by health care professionals who are experienced in the care of families coping with cancer. Topics include: Knowledge of Cancer and Treatments, Identifying Feelings (Happy, Confused, Sad, Scared, Mad), Coping with Feelings (Happy, Confused, Sad, Scared, Mad), Facilitating Communication.