Our child and adolescent life specialists are trained in child and adolescent development, health education, and family-centered care. We teach and support kids and families through the cancer journey. Helping children better understand and cope with their parent's or caregiver's illness can reduce stress and make it easier for families to talk about cancer.
We also give adult family members and caregivers the tools you need to communicate honestly and appropriately about your illness, treatments, prognosis, and the effects they may have on you and your family. You will learn to recognize signs that your child may need additional psychosocial support and how to connect with a licensed mental health provider.