This module addresses different roles educators and health care professionals can play in assisting children and families, given that all families are unique and face different challenges. This resource is not intended as a course in counseling children or families but in helping educators and health care professionals consider the boundaries of their role in providing basic support.


Questions answered:

  • How families’ needs and wishes may differ

  • How increased social support can assist families in times of illness

  • How educators and health care professionals can begin to help supporting children and teens when a family member has cancer


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