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The Children's Club & Other Resources

The Children’s Club

The Children's Club is a support program for school-aged children 5 to 12 years old who have a parent or family member living with cancer. A concurrent session for parents is also available. Art activities are offered in a supportive environment in which children can meet with each other and learn about cancer and its treatment. Groups are facilitated by an experienced team of staff members from the Patient & Family Counselling Department at BC Cancer Agency.

Please register at least one week before the session. To register or for more information, please call, 604-877-6000, local 2194.

The Children's Club also offers a program at the Fraser Valley Centre. To register or for more information, please call Patient & Family Counselling Services at 604-930-4000.

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Books

Becky & the Worry Cup Book CoverBecky and the Worry Cup
Story by Wendy S. Harpham, MD.

This book is an illustrated children's book that tells a story of a seven-year-old girl's experiences with her mother's cancer. This book, along with "When a Parent Has Cancer - A Guide to Caring for Your Children" (see below), provide a plan of action for you and your children to live meaningfully and well when life is at its most uncertain.

 

When A Paren Has Cancer Book CoverWhen a Parent Has Cancer — A Guide to
Caring for Your Children
Written by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, M.D.

This is a book for families written from the heart of experience. A mother, physician, and cancer survivor, Dr. Wendy Harpham offers clear, direct, and sympathetic advice for parents challenged with the task of raising normal, healthy children while they struggle with a potentially life-threatening disease.

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