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 a 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.
Workshop for children and teens who have an adult family member with cancer.
Themes for Upcoming Programs:
January....Boosting Brain Power and Fighting Cancer through Food
February....Coping through Kindness
March..........Managing Cabin Fever
TGP East: Mondays, January 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25, 6:30-7:30pm
TGP West: Wednesdays, January 2, 16, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, 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 Bev Soggs, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a group.
TGP East: Mondays, January 7, 21, February 4, 18, March 4, 18, 6:30-7:30pm
TGP West: Wednesdays, January 9, 23, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, 6:30-7:30pm
When Child or Teen Has Cancer
Support for a child or teen with cancer, their siblings and parents. Contact Casey Durkin, 216.455.1523 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to say to Kids about Cancer
Learn what children understand about cancer at different ages and how to talk to and support them when cancer touches the family.
TGP East: Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8:00pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
TGP West: Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-8:00pm (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)
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.