Children, Teen & Family

Support for children and teens when an adult family member has cancer

The Gathering Place provides a number of programs and services to support children and teens when a significant adult in their life has a cancer diagnosis. The programs are comprehensive, meeting the needs of children from infancy through adolescence.Through group and individual interventions, children and teens learn to utilize their own personal strengths and abilities. Cancer can cause even the most organized family to struggle. Our Children and Teens Program provides a safety net of stability and opportunity for growth and learning.

We also provide services to families when a child or teen has a cancer diagnosis. Those services include individual support to help children and teens learn how to manage friends, family and medical 'stuff' as well as services to help siblings make sense of what is going on. We provide support to parents and guardians during and after a child or teen's cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Please note registration is required for all of the following programs. To attend one of the following Children, Teen & Family programs in Beachwood please CLICK HERE to email Casey Durkin, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending this class. To attend one of the following Children, Teen & Family programs in Westlake please CLICK HERE to email Erin Rafter, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a class.

KidShop/TeenShop

Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer. 

          Themes for Upcoming Programs: 

          January........Nourish and Flourish: Building Brain Strength through Food

          February......Ways We Connect: Building Strong Relationships

          March...........March Movement Madness

TGP East: Mondays, January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, 6:30-7:30pm

TGP West: Wednesdays, January 15, February 5 & 19, March 4 & 18 , 6:30-7:30pm


Bridges Grief Group for Families

For parents, children and teens when there has been a death of an adult loved one from cancer. CLICK HERE to email Casey Durkin, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending this group.

TGP East: Mondays, January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 2 & 16, 6:30-7:30pm

TGP West: Wednesdays, January 8 & 22, February 12 & 26, March 11 & 25, 6:30-7:30pm


Support for a Child or Teen with Cancer: Including Siblings and Parent

Support for a child or teen with cancer, their siblings and parents. CLICK HERE to email Casey Durkin, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending this group. 

                   January.......LEGO Mania

                   February.....Tai Chi and Chocolate Fun

                   March..........March Movement Madness

TGP East: Saturdays, January 11, February 8, March 14, 10:00am-11:30am



A Few Friendly Reminders

Our children and teen specialists are available to meet with parents or other family members to discuss concerns about issues with children and teens. Staff are also available to provide one-to-one support for children and teens.

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