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Children & Family Programs
Cancer affects the entire family unit: spouses, siblings, parents, extended family members, friends and children.
Our Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS), provide individual and family consults to children, teenagers and parents/caregivers who have been touched by cancer. These consults provide an opportunity for children and adults to ask questions, share their stories, and receive therapeutic services to help them cope during the cancer journey.
A wide variety of support groups and family activities are offered: Children's Support Group, Children's Relaxation Group, PJ parties, Summer Day Camp, Family Movie Night and more. Below, you'll find detailed descriptions of the current groups and events we offer for children and families.
Children and Family Consults
Our Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are available to meet with parents, children, teens and other family members to discuss issues and concerns related to the cancer experience. Please call 330.836.1772 to schedule an individual appointment.
Children’s Support Group
Tuesdays: December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8
6:00pm – 7:00pm
This is an ongoing support group for children (grades K-7) who have been touched by cancer or have experienced a loss from cancer.
Children's Martial Arts
Thursdays: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24
Children and teens (ages 5-15) will utilize martial arts skills not only as a physical outlet for coping with a loved one’s cancer, and to develop a sense of achievement, power, and control. This program will expand the participants’ positive energy and teach them physical, emotional, and spiritual defense—all while boosting self-esteem! Children are required to wear loose and comfortable clothing. Class size is limited to 8. RSVP REQUIRED.
Children’s Yoga & Relaxation Group
Wednesdays: December 18, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The Children’s Yoga and Relaxation class explores yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness. This is a great opportunity for children to learn how to unwind from the daily hustle and bustle of life.
Teen Recreational Group
Fridays: December 6, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11
6:00pm – 8:00pm
A group for teens (ages 13-18) who have been touched by cancer. This therapeutic recreational group will give our teen participants an opportunity to socialize with other teens and provide a venue for healthy discussions. This group will meet at SCP and also enjoy occasional nights out in the community.
Family Movie Night
Friday, February 21
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Come enjoy a fun movie and yummy treats. Bring along your favorite pillows and blankets to get extra comfy!
I think we may have mentioned it, but we hired an Event Coordinator, Raven DeVoll, who will be starting here on Monday. She will have the back development office (Elaine’s old computer). Would it be possible for you to set her up with a log in and whatever else she needs prior to Monday? (Outlook access just in case, access to the Sdrive etc.?) Or walk me through how to do it? I am going to try giving her an email address now.