UAMS Program to Support Children of Cancer Patients


UAMS Program to Support Children of Cancer Patients
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UAMS has announced a program to help children ages 6-12 better cope with a parent's cancer diagnosis.

The free program, known as Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery, or CLIMB, is set to begin Feb. 8 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Children can participate in art and other projects to help them process emotions such as sadness, anxiety and fear, while their parents meet separately to discuss ways to talk about their illness with their children and deal with cancer’s impact on their family.

Oncology social workers lead both the children’s group and parents’ group, UAMS said in a news release. Siblings are welcome to attend together.

CLIMB is a national program sponsored by The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.

Preregistration is required. To register, call Darby Harmon, MSW, LMSW, at (501) 603-1612 or email drharmon@uams.edu.