Our program brings families together and builds a network of psychological support that assists each family member in coping with the childhood cancer diagnosis and its treatment.
PADRES’ expert case management care component is particularly critical in helping our children and families navigate through the many complexities that exist within the American healthcare delivery system. This important protocol includes the creation of an individual, personalized plan that caters to a family’s specific educational, emotional, and economic need throughout all phases of medical treatment.
CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELING:
For some families, cancer at times can become an unbearable experience. PADRES provides access to case managers or referrals to counseling, on both an on-going and emergency basis. Counseling is provided to patients, siblings, parents, and extended family members that are having a particularly difficult experience coping with the reality of the cancer diagnosis.
For two out of ten families, the childhood cancer experience brings a period of intense grief and sorrow. Equally as challenging, it is also a time filled with overwhelming economic burdens. PADRES provides crisis intervention and resources for a family in need of support during this difficult time of loss. Resources include bereavement counseling, referrals to discounted funeral services, and access to grief support groups.
HOPE is at the core of PADRES’ life-saving programs, services, and activities. PADRES helps families who are faced with one of life’s most difficult challenges – the diagnosis of a child with cancer – to find inspiration and HOPE. Through its work with community advisory groups PADRES brings together parents, patients, and siblings to spread the message of HOPE. Together we identify programs that inspire courage to help overcome the life-changing impact that childhood cancer has on families.