Youth and Family

Kid Support

Kid Support is a monthly virtual support group for children living in Ohio between the ages of 5-12 who have a loved one with cancer.  In this group, children can interact and express themselves with other children going through similar experiences.  Kid Support is a safe place for children to identify and normalize difficult feelings and support one another as they find solutions to common cancer-related problems. Kid Support can reduce the stress of cancer in the family by providing support and teaching coping skills.     

Session 1: Getting to Know You and Understanding Cancer

Session 2: Understanding Feelings

Session 3: Talking About Change

Session 4: Learning to Relax

Session 5: Talking About Loss and Death

Session 6: Appreciating Ourselves

Session 7: Solving Problems and Putting it All Together

To sign up, please contact Darlene Honigford at dhonigford@cancersupportohio.org or call 614.884-HOPE (4673).

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids?

Even as an adult, learning about a cancer diagnosis is life changing. What Do I Tell the Kids? is a publication in Cancer Support Community’s landmark cancer education series, Frankly Speaking About Cancer®, for parents that offers tips on how to communicate the necessary information to children of all ages. This book is free to participants who visit the Education & Resources Library at our facility.

For more information, please call 614.884.HOPE (4673) or email Angie Santangelo, Clinical Program Director.

Art and Play Therapy

Individual or family therapy is available, led by licensed therapists, as mechanisms to help families cope with the impact of a cancer diagnosis. Sessions are scheduled as needed.

For more information, please call 614.884.HOPE (4673) or email Angie Santangelo, Clinical Program Director.

Individual and Family Counseling

For more information, please call 614.884.HOPE (4673) or email Angie Santangelo, Clinical Program Director.

 

All Youth and Family programs are supported by:

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