Youth, Families and Cancer

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Youth, Families and Cancer

The Youth, Families and Cancer SIG is based on the understanding that addressing the needs of all members of the family system, including children and adolescents, is an essential part of psychosocial oncology care. This SIG addresses the psychosocial impact of cancer within the family, with a primary emphasis on the needs of children and adolescents affected by the cancer diagnosis of a parent, close relative or friend. The Youth, Families and Cancer SIG will provide a forum to develop and share information about best practices, research and resources, discuss new programs and service trends and identify any action AOSW may need to take on behalf of youth and families impacted by cancer.

Carissa Hodgson, LCSW, OSW-C
Gilda’s Club Madison
7907 UW Health Court
Middleton, WI 53562
[email protected]

Kailie Sullivan, LCSW, OSW-C
Dempsey Centers for Quality Cancer Care
29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor
Lewiston, ME 04240
[email protected]

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