Support for Children, Caregivers, and Parents
Center for Cancer Counseling (Orange County, Ca)
Counseling and support services to children, teens, and family.
American Cancer Society
Find a series of guides to help children understand and deal with a cancer diagnosis in a parent.
Summer camp for children ages 6-18 who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. 100% free of charge. Please visit their website for current camp dates and online application.
Cancer Support Community
Find information on helping children understand and deal with a cancer diagnosis in a parent, including a guide with age-specific tips on talking with children about cancer.
The Feather Foundation
Hope for Parents with Cancer
Provides resources for parents who have cancer (i.e. conversation resources, retreats for adults, financial assistance)
CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. CancerCare for kids provides free, professional support services for parents, children and adolescent affected by cancer, as well as information about helping children understand cancer and additional resources.
https://www.cancercare.org/tagged/children (CancerCare for Kids)
National Cancer Institute
Central website for the National Cancer Institute, offers free, credible, and comprehensive information about cancer.
Books for Children with A Loved One with Cancer
Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings
by Ellen McVicker
(Available in Spanish)
The Paper Chain
by Blake, Blanchard & Parkinson
In Mommy’s Garden
by Neyal J. Ammary
by Kidscope, Inc.
Life Isn’t Always a Day at the Beach
by Pam Ganz and Tobi Scofield
When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change
by Marge Heegaard
My Daddy Sits Upon a Star
by Claire Grainger-Valvano, LCSW
Books for Parents/Caregivers
How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness
by Kathleen McCue
Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Your Children’s Questions about Cancer
by Neil Russell
Cancer In the Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent’s Illness
by Sue P. Heiney, Joan F. Hermann and Katherine V. Fincannon
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child: When a Parent is Sick
by Paula K. Rauch
When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children
by Dr. Wendy Schessel Harpham