Support for Children

Helping Children Cope With Illness – a wonderful booklet that reviews the coping skills of children (by age group) and some tips for how to talk with your children about illness. It includes a list of book suggestions and organizations that offer grieving support.

Support for Caregivers

AARP’s “Help Caring for a Loved One with Cancer”

American Brain Tumor Association’s “Caregiver Handbook”

American Cancer Society “Cancer Survivor’s Network”

Cancer Survival Toolbox – The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship’s award-winning Cancer Survival Toolbox® is a free, self-learning audio program to help people develop important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness. – From the editors of Caregiver Today magazine, this site offers much support plus a free Fearless Caregiver Weekly Newsletter. – a support site with tips, tools and techniques to educate and assure caregivers and oncology teams there are ways to ease the journey’s relentless demands.

CaringBridge – offers free, easy-to-create websites that help to connect friends and family when they need it most.

Family Caregiving 101 – a place to find assitance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice… for you and your loved one. – the Lance Armstrong Foundation inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. Information and tools are available. Contact them to request your free LiveStrong Notebook.

Lotsa Helping Hands – provides a free community coordination service for people going through a life crisis. A patient’s multiple communities can log on to see what the person needs and sign up for specific tasks – from bringing food to running errands to providing transportation to walking the dog.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) – offers free publications and resources that empower individuals to become strong advocates or their own care or the care of others. NCCS also advocate for changes in how the nation researches, regulates, finances, and delivers quality cancer care.

National Family Caregiver Association – is a support and advocacy group that helps caregivers answer “How do you stand up for yourself, take care of yourself and find a balance between your own needs and those of your loved ones?”

People Living With Cancer – by The American Cancer Society of Clinical Oncology provides information for those recently diagnosed or undergoing treatment for cancer.

Students of Ailing Mothers and Fathers Support Network – college students supporting college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.

Tug McGraw Foundation – provides resources and support to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma, PTSD, TBI, and brain tumors – as well as foster understanding, promote awareness and stimulate research and scientific collaboration.

Well Spouse Association – offers resources for coping and survival skills, an online chat forum for spousal caregivers, organizes regional respite weekends and a national conference for caregivers… and much more.