Support groups provide children, teens, and young adults with a chance to create meaning out of their situation, to connect with others in similar circumstances, to engage in self-expressive activities and build coping skills. Coping Together provides support for children through a parent’s illness. Remembering Together is for children, teens and young adults grieving the death of someone significant in their life.

Coping Together: supporting children through a parent’s illness

Coping Together is a support group for children, ages 5-12, who have a parent with cancer or other serious illness.

Group sessions provide opportunities for sharing, self-expression, learning and building coping tools. Coping Together is facilitated by a Child Life Specialist trained in child development, coping and self-expression. Coping Together is held in-person at no cost to the participant. This group has a running schedule throughout the year based on the number of children enrolled. If you have any questions or would like to register your child for an upcoming group, please email child life specialist, Emily McDaniel at

At this time, sessions are held in the Cancer Center Building, Room 1100. Valet parking is available for group participants. 

Remembering Together: supporting bereaved children through art

Remembering Together is a group for children between the ages of 6-16 who are coping with the death of someone significant to them. The group focuses on grief and processing loss through self-expression and art. Groups are separated by age and facilitated by a Child Life Specialist and Art Therapist, trained in bereavement, child development, and self-expression.

2024 Schedule: 

Winter Session
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
January 24, January 31, and February 7

Spring Session
Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
April 24, May 1, and May 8

Summer Session
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
July 11, July 18, and July 25

Fall Session
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
November 7, November 14, and November 21

All art materials will be mailed to each participant beforehand at no cost. If you are interested in registering a child for an upcoming group, please complete the family questionnaire. During registration, you will be asked to pick your preferred session from the dates listed above. We will then review and be in contact with you. Registration closes 2-weeks prior to the start of each group.

For any additional questions, please contact a facilitator at