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Parent/Family with cancer

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What do you do when you have a history of cancer in the family?  As a suggestion, Here is an exciting research study that is currently in progress in the United States

The Resilience Project

This is so exciting!!!    This Global Research, coordinated by Dr Stephen Friend,  studies those children who are at risk of an inherited gene for disease but remain HEALTHY!!!  These are the people that we should be studying to understand how to prevent disease and keep people WELL!!!  Do you know anyone that might be interested in this!

Kids Konnected
http://www.kidskonnected.org/
Web based support and education for kids and teens when a parent has cancer or has died from cancer. Free counseling, workshops, support, tools for coping that are helpful for kids. Site has helpful info for parents or health care professionals.

National Alliance for Caregiving
http://www.caregiving.org/
Nonprofit national organization dedicated to creating partnerships and resources around caregiving issues. The organization provides resources, networking, information, and research on caregivers issues to improve the lives of patients and caregivers alike.

National Family Caregivers Association
http://www.nfcacares.org/about_nfca/
This much needed organization says it best…they “educate, support, empower and speak up” for the almost 30% of Americans who care for a loved one who is sick or disabled. It is a daunting task that requires a lot of energy, much of it is done by women who also care for multiple other family members plus have a career to attend to and it is easy to feel isolated and burned out. Caregivers need help too and this organization assists in an important way.

Rauch MD, Paula & Muriel MD, Anna (2006) Raising an emotionally healthy child when a parent is sick

Schlessel Harpham MD, Wendy (1997). When a parent has cancer A guide to caring for your children

Spiritual Parenting with Mimi Doe
www.spiritualparenting.com
Mimi Doe is a gift to all parents who want to create a more authentic, attuned and nurturing environment for their children’s souls. She lectures extensively and has written several books on Spiritual Parenting from Birth through College…just what our world needs to remain grounded in this frenetic world

Well Spouse Foundation
http://www.wellspouse.org/
Organization dedicated to advocating and providing information, networking, advocacy and resources for the caregivers of ill family members.

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