The diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancers takes time, and there are both short-term and long-term side effects. Education and wellness programs aimed at providing information and improving the lives of children living with cancer can be an important part of the healing process.
Connecticut Children's psycho-social services help parents get the information they need to make the best choices for their child, connect families with others who share their experience and provide strategies that help all family members cope with illness, hospitalization or loss. They also offer a variety of complementary and alternative therapies including breathing techniques, guided imagery, hypnosis, biofeedback, and inpatient massage therapy.
LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. Services include educational programs, back to school resources, and comprehensive disease, treatment and survivorship educational materials. You can speak one-on-one with an Information Specialist who can assist you through cancer treatment, financial and social challenges and give accurate, up-to-date disease, treatment and support information.
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital offers education programs aimed at providing comprehensive clinical and psycho-social information to children and families. Yale also offers an Integrative Medicine Program which combines mainstream medicine with complementary therapies that are safe and effective.