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:
July..............When Life Gets Hot-How to Stay Cool
August..........Family Art Night & Magic Show
September...Turning Pages: Fresh Fall Start
TGP East: Mondays, July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 4 &18, 6:30-7:30pm
TGP West: Wednesday, July 17; August 7 & 21, September 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 Bev Soggs, in your email please indicate that you are interested in attending a group.
TGP East: Mondays, July 1 & 5; August 5 & 19, September 16, 6:30-7:30pm
TGP West: Wednesdays, July 10 & 24; August 14 & 28; September 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. Contact Casey Durkin, 216.455.1523 or at email@example.com.
July 26..........Managing HOT Emotions: Let's fire up the grill for a healthy dinner
August...........Back to School Transitions
September....Turning Pages: Fresh Fall Start
TGP East: Friday, July 26, 6;30-8:00pm | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TGP East: Wednesday, August 21, 6:30-8:00pm
TGP East: Saturday, September 14, 10:30am-12:00pm
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.