Children sometimes need help understanding and coping with their feelings and emotions when their loved ones are going through the stress of a cancer diagnosis, and treatment.
A Safe and Supportive Environment for Children Ages 4 to 18
KidsCan! provides an outlet for children and teens to talk about their experiences coping with a parent’s cancer with trained facilitators in a safe, protected, virtual environment. During the monthly meetings, children and teens are grouped by age and participate in games and activities that help them learn about cancer, treatment, and side effects. Laughing, playing, and talking to others their age helps them feel less isolated and alone. Each month focuses on a different theme, such as:
- what is cancer
- changes in family life
- feelings hope
- cooperation at home