Book Resources

Cancer in the Family: Helping Children Cope With a Parent's Illness
Author Sue Heiney

How to Help Children Through a Parent’s Serious Illness
Author Kathleen McCue

When a Parent has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for your Children
Author Wendy Schlessel

Helping Your Children Cope With Your Cancer: A Guide for Parents and Families
Author Peter Van Dernoot

Chemo Cat 
Author Cathy Nixon

The Invisible String
Author Patrice Karst

Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Children’s Questions About Cancer 
Author Neil Russell

Can I Catch Cancer?
Author Cristine Thomas

Kisses and Wishes on Wings
Author Ellen McVicker

Sammy’s Mommy Has Cancer
Author Sherry Kohlenberg

Our Dad is Getting Better
Author Alex Silver

When Someone You Love Has Cancer: A Guide to Help Kids Cope
Author Alaric Lewis

Breast Cancer Questions and Answers for Young Women
Author CG Vogel

Our Family Has Cancer, Too!
Author Christine Clifford

Cancer Slam
Author Ansley Dauenhauer

Tickles Tabitha
Author Amelia Solomon Frahm


Online Resources

American Cancer Society
This website offers comprehensive information on cancer in general.  There is information on how to communicate with your children about your cancer diagnosis and a bookstore with many books available for purchase.

Cancer Care Inc.
Cancer Care has become a leading organization in the support of cancer patients and their families.  Oncology social workers offer educational workshops online and helpful resources throughout the website.

Kids Konnected
This is an excellent website for children to help them understand and cope when a parent has cancer.

Children’s Treehouse Foundation
This organization was developed to provide educational training to professionals working with children who have a parent with cancer.  Here you will find resources and a list of participating health care providers.

Camp Kesem

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to 116 chapters in 42 states across the country.