Throughout their childhood, children of all ages may be faced with a serious illness or injury to themselves, a family member, friend, or classmate.  How schools and families respond to these situations will directly impact the child’s ability to cope with the potential emotional and academic challenges these situations may create.

Students living with cancer, brain trauma, and other chronic illnesses and injuries are in your schools and classrooms.  Teachers need information and assistance to help not only the ill or injured student, but the rest of the class (or school) respond appropriately.  School counselors, social workers, and psychologists are important resources within the school setting to assist with these difficult situations.  It’s important to recognize that many of the illness and injuries have long term effects on the student functioning and therefore may impact their schooling many years after the incident or initial diagnosis.

Support Siblings of Hospitalized Children

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The mission of 13thirty Cancer Connect is to help adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer live their very best lives – TODAY!

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Brain Trauma Foundation

For over 30 years, Brain Trauma Foundation has been conducting innovative clinical research and developing evidence-based guidelines that improve outcomes for the millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year.

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Culturally relevant, user-friendly booklets about cancer survivorship

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Brain Injury Association of New York State

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is a statewide non-profit membership organization that provides advocacy and support to people and families living with brain injuries.

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American Cancer Society

At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.

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Tips for Supporting Students With a Chronic/Serious Illness

When a Child with Serious Illness is Your Student

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Tips for Supporting a Student With Cancer

When a Child with Cancer is Your Student

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Common Stressors and Emotions in Families Impacted by Serious Illness

Coping with Serious Family Illness

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