Thank you for the care and compassion that you provide for those affected by cancer.
As you know, when a child is diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening illness, the entire family needs support and healing. Below are some resources to help you provide family centered care to the families and siblings under your care.
Refer Siblings to SuperSibs’ Comfort and Care Program
SuperSibs’ Comfort and Care program is free and provides mailings to children ages 4-18 who live in the United States and have (or had) a sibling with cancer. Refer a sibling to SuperSibs!
Find out if ALSF’s Travel For Care Program is a Fit
The mission of ALSF’s Travel For Care program is to ensure children battling childhood cancer have the financial assistance needed to travel to clinical trials, experimental therapeutics, or treatment innovations not currently available at their local institution. Applications must be submitted by a social worker or another medical representative. For guidelines and to apply, click here.
Request a (free) Treatment Journal
The Treatment Journal will help parents stay organized and keep track of important information. You can request hard copies of our journal in bulk to give out to families, or you can refer parents to create their own online journal. Request a free copy here.
ALSF has collaborated with school professionals, healthcare professionals, and families to develop the ALSF School Guide: Supporting Families and Classmates Affected by Childhood Cancer. This free guide, available as an eBook and in print, offers concise, practical guidance including:
- Establishing effective communication between home, school, and healthcare professionals
- Navigating conversations with students in the classroom
- Providing an easier transition back to school
- Offering extra support to siblings of childhood cancer patients
- Encouraging a positive atmosphere for the whole classroom
- Supporting classmates through grief and loss
- And more!
Request your copy here.