Frankly Speaking About Cancer: What Do I Tell the Kids?
Cancer Support Community
Available in print at the Cancer Resource Library or as a downloadable PDF.
Cancer can involve significant psychological, social, and economic challenges for patients and their families. How and if these challenges are addressed is an important aspect of a patient’s care plan. The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center employs clinical social workers who provide emotional and practical support for patients, their families, and their friends. Oncology Social Workers can provide advocacy and referrals as well as individual and family counseling services.
Services are available at no cost and are available to anyone in our community, regardless of where they are receiving medical care.
For more information, call (805) 879-5690.
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute - Talking with Children about a Parent's Cancer Diagnosis - 24 minutes
Learn how to have age appropriate communication with children about a parent’s cancer diagnosis.
Swedish - Talking to Your Children about Cancer - 7:30 minutes
This video answers common questions that a cancer patient may have about talking to their child about cancer and its treatment.
Cancer Support Community - Talking with Our Children - 1:27 hours
This webinar discusses how to talk to children after you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Learn about children's understanding of cancer and common questions they may have.
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Mom Has Cancer: What Comes Next - Talking to Kids About a Family Diagnosis - 14 minutes
Through puppetry and easy-to-understand dialogue, this video help kids understand cancer basics to aid in the processing of a family member's diagnosis.
The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara is a proud supporter of Camp Kesem at UC Santa Barbara. Camp Kesem is a nationwide program driven by passionate, highly trained college student leaders that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Camps are 100% free-of-charge. Serving children ages 6 to 18, campers experience a warm and loving environment with other children who have similar life experiences. This community provides the foundation for confidence building, improved communication skills, enhanced life outlook and attitude. For more information, visit their website.