Virtual Youth + Family Resources

Websites

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,  great 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

Riprap, helps teens cope when a parent has cancer.

Camp Kesem, in 2020, in response to COVID-19, Camp Kesem is doing a virtual summer camp for kids impacted by a parent’s cancer

Super Sibs, support and resources for children of all ages who have a sibling with cancer

Videos

Guided Meditation for Kids, a short meditation to help kids reduce anxiety and stress

Yoga for Teens, a 20-minute yoga session from Yoga with Adriene

Yoga for Kids: Play in the Park, a fun 30-minute video from Yoga with Adriene

Supportive & Educational Materials: Please review these prior to sharing them to make sure they are appropriate for your child. Children and teens may have additional questions or emotional reactions after viewing these materials, so it is recommended that you watch them together so that you can support your child.

Someone in my family has cancer, a video for kids and parents (Also available in French – may be 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’s treated

You’re Not Alone, in this short video teens share their stories of having a parent with cancer

Handouts/Printables

Helpful resources from Healing Tree Youth + Family Services

Helping Children Cope

Helping Teens Cope

Preparing for a Death

Supporting Grieving Children

When Your Parent Has Cancer, a downloadable guide for teens