Our family programming offers the following benefits:
• Communication strategies
• Age appropriate support for your children
• Help with family disruption
• Overall family functioning support
Children's Program - Puddle Jumpers
Puddle Jumpers is a group-based supportive care program lead by Christine, our certified Child Life Specialist, for children aged 5 to 13. Each class has therapeutic lesson goals to help your child(ren) cope with a cancer diagnosis. We talk about really tough stuff and then engage in a fun age appropriate themed activity that help improve their understanding of cancer and addresses both their informational and emotional support needs.
Register online or call 519-742-4673 to RSVP your space.
Kitchener: Main Location
Saturdays 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
May 6 | Welcome
We welcome back borth new and returning kids to our summer session. We will learn about our similarities and differences, our experiences with cancer and well...what makes you, YOU!
May 27 | What's Cancer? - The Nitty Gritty
True or false: you can catch cancer from someone else? Not sure...then come learn the answer to this and many more misconceptions about cancer. We will learn about what cancer is and different treatments it can require. Ask your family member about their cancer and treatment before you come!
Jun 3 | Inside Out - Talking about Feelings
Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust, you know them all...but what can you do when these feelings arise? Come explore our many feelings and how to deal with each and every one!
Jun 24 | Celebrating You!
We will celebrate each child's unique contribution to the group and what they learned together...saying goodbye for the summer. We will play games and make crafts that will review what we've learned this session about cancer.
July and August
There will be no classes running during the summer months. Individual support with the Child Life Specialist for your child(ren) is available if required. Call for an available appointment. Group classes will resume in September.
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