Webinar Details

2024 “What about my kids?” Help for those caring for adult oncology patients

Kelsey Mora
Thursday, January 25, 2024 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

“What about my kids?” Help for those caring for adult oncology patients

Session Description:‎

As cancer diagnoses are on the rise in younger people, more children than ever before are faced with the impact
of having a parent with cancer. Oncology social workers who focus on the psychosocial support of oncology
patients are among the first clinicians to be asked questions such as “what about my kids?” This webinar is
focused on providing additional tips, strategies, and support for helping parents navigate difficult conversations
with their children and teens about cancer and treatment. It looks at developmental responses across the
lifespan as well as strategies for providing patients with validation, support, and language to speak with their
young children about cancer, treatment, and grief.
Kelsey Mora, MA, CCLS, LCPC, Pickles Group


Learning Objectives:‎
  • Participants will discuss developmental responses to cancer by age.
  • Participants will apply three guiding tips for patients talking with their kids.
  • Participants will be able to respond to the “What about my kids?” questions.
  • Participants will be able to identify how and when to use external resources.

CE credits: 1.0‎, which will be available to AOSW members free of charge thanks to Pickles Group.