Ascension St. Vincent 
Kids Together Against Cancer

Web and Book Links

Book Resources
  • Cancer in the Family: Helping Children Cope With a Parent's Illness     By: Sue Heiney
  • How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness     By: Kathleen McCue
  • When a Parent has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for your Children     By: Wendy Schlessel
  • Helping Your Children Cope With Your Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Families  By: Peter Van Dernoot
  • Chemo Cat  By: Cathy Nixon
  • The Invisible String   By: Patrice Karst
  • Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Children’s Questions About Cancer  By:  Neil Russell
  • Can I Catch Cancer?  By: Cristine Thomas
  • Kisses and Wishes on Wings  By: Ellen McVicker
  • Sammy’s Mommy Has Cancer  By: Sherry Kohlenberg
  • Our Dad is Getting Better  By: Alex Silver
  • When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope  By: Alaric Lewis
  • Breast Cancer Questions and Answers for Young Women  By: Author CG Vogel
  • Our Family Has Cancer, Too!  By:  Christine Clifford
  • Cancer Slam  By: Ansley Dauenhauer
  • Tickles Tabitha  By: Amelia Solomon Frahm

Online Resources

American Cancer Society
This website offers comprehensive information on cancer in general.  There is information on how to communicate with your children about your cancer diagnosis and a bookstore with many books available for purchase.

Cancer Care Inc.
Cancer Care has become a leading organization in the support of cancer patients and their families.  Oncology social workers offer educational workshops online and helpful resources throughout the website.

Kids Konnected
This is an excellent website for children to help them understand and cope when a parent has cancer.

Children’s Treehouse Foundation
This organization was developed to provide educational training to professionals working with children who have a parent with cancer.  Here you will find resources and a list of participating health care providers.

Camp Kesem
Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to 116 chapters in 42 states across the country.

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