Monday, November 25, 2013

Mission Monday: Back to School Resources

The childhood cancer journey is complex and everybody needs help along the way.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has FREE programs and materials for children, families, schools and healthcare professionals to help manage the return to school.  All materials are reviewed by medical experts.

The Trish Greene Back to School Program for Children with Cancer
Resources and support from LLS to increase communication among healthcare professionals, parents, children with cancer and school personnel so that the child has a smoother transition back to school.

Welcome Back: Facilitating the School Experience for Childhood Cancer Survivors
An education program about emotional, physical and cognitive late effects of treatment.

Learning & Living With Cancer: Advocating for your Child's Educational Needs
Information for parents and schools, specific ways to help, and facts about the laws that protect the child's educational needs.

Coping with Childhood Leukemia & Lymphoma
Information and insights about the child's initial diagnosis, treatment and survivorship; for parents, families and professionals.

Pictures of My Journey
A coloring and activity book to help children ages 3 to 11 cope with the new people, situations and concerns that are part of the childhood cancer experience.  Topics include the hospital, treatment, school, returning home and plans for the future.

The Stem Cell Transplant Coloring Book
For children who are coping with having a stem cell transplant and for siblings, classmates and children with a parent who is having a transplant.

If you would like to have any of these materials sent to you, please contact the North Texas office at (972) 996-5900.

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