Children’s and Parents’ Program
Wellspring offers an 8-week Children’s and Parents’ Program that bring parents and their children together for family time, networking, conversation about having cancer in the family, and tools to help them cope and express how they are feeling.
Children learn that they are not alone and will be guided by two professional leaders through various topics using age-appropriate communication and therapeutic play activities. While children are together, parents meet separately to address the same topics so that they can continue the conversation, and support of their children at home.
Please note, children participating in this program must be between the ages of 5 and 12. For children under the age of 5, child minding services are available at the centre at no cost while the parents are participating in the program.
When A Parent Has Cancer
Also available is an online guide that will help parents learn best practices for communicating with and supporting children.
Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
MAR 28- MAY 16, 2019
- Thu Mar 28, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu Apr 4, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu Apr 11, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu Apr 18, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu Apr 25, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu May 2, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu May 9, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
- Thu May 16, 2019: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Patients, Caregivers, Family
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