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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Talking with Children and Teens about Cancer
  • Five Common Questions Kids Ask
  • How to Tell Your Kids
  • How Do Kids Respond
  • Six Basic Needs of Kids Whose Parent Has Cancer
  • Tools to Help Kids and Teens Cope
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Lori Wiener, PhD
Co-Director, Behavioral Science Core, Section Head, Psychosocial Support and Research Program, Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute/NIH
Paula K. Rauch, MD
Director, Marjorie E. Korff PACT Parenting at a Challenging Time Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chief, Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Cindy Moore, PhD
Marjorie E. Korff PACT Parenting at a Challenging Time Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Kathleen Nugent, MSW
Director of Social Service, CancerCare, New Jersey

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 20, 2011.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.