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Topics Covered

  • How Siblings Are Affected by the Pediatric Cancer Experience
  • Signs to Look For
  • Determining Sibling Needs
  • How to Talk to Siblings About the Cancer Experience
  • Practical Tips to Support Siblings at Home, School and the Hospital
  • Accessing Resources for Siblings
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Melanie Goldish
Executive Director, SuperSibs!
Deborah Bond Berk, MSW
Senior Social Worker, Sibling Program Coordinator, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Services
Lori Wiener, PhD
Director, Psychosocial Support and Research Program, Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Insitute/NIH
Michael D. Amylon, MD
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Medical Director, Camp Okizu
Julia Little, MSW

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 14, 2009.

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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.