Talking to Kids & Youth
Books for Children is a list by Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario offers family, individual and group counseling for children and youth (up to age 24 years). Any youth or family with children/youth that is experiencing problems coping with any issue can self refer and be seen usually by a social worker. These are government funded services and therefore do not cost youth or families to attend.
Helping Children Cope Resource List is a list by Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada of books, films, support groups and online resources.
Supporting grieving kids and teenagers on Mother’s Day (PDF) is an information sheet to help you support children and teens after a parent has died, particularly during special days like Mother’s day, birthdays, and holidays that can be especially difficult.
Talking with young people about illness and death (PDF) is an information sheet to help you support children and teenagers when a loved one is dying or has died.
Talking With Your Children About Breast Cancer is a booklet by Breast Cancer Care (UK) that explains what children can generally understand at different ages about a serious illness like cancer and how they may respond to the news that their mother has breast cancer. It doesn’t tell you exactly what to say to your children because every family is different, but it will give you some ideas about how to tell them and it describes other parents’ experiences.
Teen Support Groups at Gilda’s Club Toronto offers dynamic support programs for children and youth with family members experiencing cancer.
What About My Kids: A Guide for Parents Living with Breast Cancer by Linda Corsini is a comprehensive resource addressing the broad range of issues and challenges that parents with young children might encounter throughout their breast cancer journey.
When Mommy Was Sick is a web comic aimed at children who are affected by cancer, created by multimedia student Kaleigh Tait. Kaleigh’s sister was only 24 years old, raising a 5 month old daughter, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The theme of this comic is superheroes, with the underlying message that ordinary people can be superheroes too. In the face of crisis, such as breast cancer, we become better, stronger versions of ourselves.
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