Children may struggle with the uncertainty and inevitable change that come when a chronic illness affects someone they know. "Because Someone I Love Has Cancer" offers them support, encouragement, and the opportunity for imaginative personal expression. This inspired publication is designed to address the basic goals of therapeutic support for children (ages 6-12) who have a loved one with cancer. Creative activities allow children to work through and express unfamiliar feelings, and learn to recognize and tap into positive movements.
Lead editor Terri B. Ades, MS, APRN-BC, AOCN is Director of Cancer Information at the American Cancer Society. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Ades worked with adults and children with cancer at the Medical College of Georgia, Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham.