Kid’s Community© is a free weekly support program for children who have a family member with cancer. The purpose of this group is to offer children ages 5-12 an opportunity to make friends and learn new skills for living with the stresses of cancer, or when there is cancer in the family. In a small, supportive group setting, children will talk, learn, and grow together with other children living with cancer. They will have their questions about cancer answered, learn helpful ways to communicate with others and to ask for help, and learn some useful relaxation techniques. Preregistration Required.

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Do you feel so alone and no one understands what you are feeling?  Connect with other teens who have a family member with cancer.  Teens Connect is a support group where teens  explore their feelings of fear, guilt, confusion, anger, neglect and embarrassment.  Teens will learn life coping skills to help them deal with changing events in their lives that will help them into adulthood.  The group will also provide cancer education and stress reduction techniques.  Teens Connect is for teens 13-17 years of age.

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EMBRACE KIDS
Free Service to Elementary & Middle Schools

Embrace Kids is a free, one hour in-school program, that helps support children ages 5-12 who have a family member battling cancer.  These one hour sessions help children talk about their experience, fears, and anxiety they face as their lives shift while a loved one is going through active treatment or during the cancer recovery process. Therapy tools used during sessions include, but are not limited to, art, play and activities that solicit active participation as well as normalize the child’s experience by sharing with their peers. We are proud of how this program often reduces the travel burden for the family by offering the services while the child is in school. Typically these groups are held during the child’s lunch hour or directly after school in order to not disrupt classes.

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1st and 3rd Thursdays • 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Teens Connect
Teens Connect is a support group where teens explore their feelings of fear, guilt, confusion, anger, neglect and embarrassment.  Teens will learn life coping skils to help them deal with changing events in their lives that will help them into adulthood.  This group is for teens 13-17 years of age who have a family member with cancer.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays • 5 – 6:30 pm
Kid’s Community Monthly Support Group
Kid’s Community© is a free support program for children 5 – 12 who have a family member or close friend with cancer. The purpose of this group is to offer children an opportunity to make friends and learn new skills for living with the stresses when there is cancer in the family. In a small, supportive group setting, children will talk, learn, and grow together with other children living with cancer. They will have their questions about cancer answered, learn helpful ways to communicate with others and to ask for help, and learn some useful relaxation techniques. Preregistration Required.

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Sharon Feigenbaum, MA, LMFT

Children’s Program Coordinator

Sharon strongly believes in the process of therapy and believes it is a privilege to help families going through the cancer journey. Sharon has significant experience working with families in crisis and works with children of all ages at both the Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach as well as in a private practice setting in Hermosa Beach.

 

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