Youth + Family ResourcesTo help with questions you may have about communicating about cancer with the young people in your life, the Healing Tree has compiled suggestions and advice from experts in the fields of child life, mental health, and oncology. Providing open and honest information as early as possible will help your child or adolescent to feel safe and involved and will establish the trust he/she will need to deal with unavoidable stress now and in the future.
Below are some helpful resources from the Healing Tree:
|Title + Link
|Guided Meditations for Children
|From Annaka Harris
|Mindfulness for Teens
|Information, tools, and resources to help teens build a mindfulness practice
|Teenage Cancer Trust: Support for Families
|Information and support for families when a young person has cancer
|Cancer Really Sucks
|Support for teens by teens with music playlists, resources, a wall to post on and read encouraging thoughts
|Helps teens cope when a parent has cancer
|In-person summer camps for kids impacted by a parent's cancer diagnosis
|Support and resources for children of all ages who have a sibling with cancer
|Guided Meditation for Kids
|A short meditation to help kids reduce anxiety and stress
|Yoga for Teens
|20-minute yoga session from Yoga with Adriene
|Yoga for Kids: Play in the Park
|30-minute vide from Yoga with Adriene
|Someone in My Family Has Cancer
|A video for kids and parents, appropriate for elementary school-age children and up
|Kid to Kid: Your Parent Has Cancer
|A 15-minute video that explains what cancer is and how it is treated
|You're Not Alone
|In this short video, teens share their stories of having a parent with cancer.
|When Your Parent Has Cancer
|A downloadable guide for teens
|Support groups, financial grants, free age-appropriate kids books and web resources for families navigating a cancer impact.
|Free peer-to-peer support and resources for kids affected by their parent or guardian's cancer.