& 3.12.22 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
In keeping with the guidelines set by our state and local authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created these online retreats during the winter months that help bring families together virtually. This program offers two meetings for cancer parents plus three other online opportunities for their families: magic, trivia, and yoga (12+).
In the post-treatment world of pediatric cancer, families often find themselves suddenly alone. How do we navigate a world after cancer? In this online retreat, held February 26th and March 12th, we will connect families with each other and suggest strategies to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty in the post-treatment period. During the first meeting, on 2/26, you’ll be invited to share your story to a group of 8-10 other parents and bear witness to stories of others you’re just meeting for the first time.
Our second time together, on 3/12, will be more of a practical or educational experience for parents. We will provide tips for managing those unrelenting waves of grief and anxiety. We’ll offer quick, cheap self-care methods for soothing painful emotions when they arise. Please plan to attend both sessions.
You’ll also feel comforted that the facilitator has truly “been there” too. The retreats are led by Jacqui Silvani, a parent to a stage IV neuroblastoma survivor. Jacqui has been working to support parents in the void of the post treatment world ever since she found that there was little support for families after treatment was completed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are have any questions about this educational support group online, or simply fill out the application below.