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Kids Konnected and FCancer want to help you help your kids

after a parent or caregiver is diagnosed with cancer.

When a parent or caregiver is affected by cancer, kids need support and care to understand they are not alone. Although we strive to create community through in-person peer and psychosocial support, too often families in need are outside of our service area and unable to find local in-person support services.

For this reason, Kids Konnected in partnership with FCancer, has created at home toolkits for families coping with cancer or facing bereavement due to a lose from cancer. Discussing cancer affecting a parent or caregiver is scary for adults and children alike. Having tools and activities can help families open the lines of communication, break feelings of isolation and help children be heard. We’ve created these toolkits to help youth better understand and express their emotions, develop positive coping skills, and communicate about the cancer in their family. We recommend these activities be completed and/or shared with a parent, caregiver, or trusted adult.

Parents and caregivers should monitor warning signs in their child that might require meeting with a therapist or mental health professional including:

  • Symptoms of chronic depression: sleeping difficulty, restlessness, low self-esteem
  • Experiencing academic failure or indifference to school-related activities
  • Deteriorating relationships with family and friends
  • Risk-taking behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse, fighting, sexual experimentation
  • Considering suicidal thought or plans

 

 



...how Kids Konnected helps:

At Kids Konnected, we know that cancer affects the entire family. Each of your children will experience your diagnosis in a different way and with different feelings. Cancer is not an easy subject to talk about and many parents try to avoid the topic in fear that they will scare their children. At Kids Konnected, our approach is to provide a supportive environment to the children so that they can share their feelings alongside other children going through the same thing. We provide free services such as support groups, summer camps, education, and fun events that allow the children to have a break from their parents cancer diagnosis. Learn More

At Kids Konnected, we are here to offer support, understanding, community, comfort and a safe haven while you go through your parent's cancer journey. At Kids Konnected you are not alone and can share with people your age who understand what it is like to experience cancer within the family.

Through our yearly summer camps, youth leadership, support groups and events, Kids Konnected is there for you during the difficult and happy times as you go through your unique cancer experience within your family. Learn More

At Kids Konnected, we provide friendship, understanding, education, and support to children who have a parent with cancer or have lost a parent to cancer. Know that you are not alone and can share with other teens who understand what it is like to experience cancer within the family.

Through our yearly summer camps, youth leadership, support groups and events, Kids Konnected is there for you during the difficult and happy times as you go through your unique cancer experience within your family. Learn More

When a cancer touches a parent you know, it can be challenging to know what you can do to help. At Kids Konnected, we provide support, education, community and understanding to children who have a parent with cancer or have a parent that has died from cancer. We provide custom care packages for the children, resources, support groups, bereavement workshops, summer camps and special events. The generous donations made by people like you help us provide these free services to families experiencing cancer.  Learn more about volunteering, upcoming events and how you can support Kids Konnected. Support Our Programs