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Helping Children Cope When a Loved One Has Cancer

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Our guest, Peter van Dernoot, Founder of The Children’s Treehouse Foundation has made it his life mission to significantly reduce the stress and burden of dealing with cancer. When a parent hears the words “you have cancer,” it can be difficult enough to wrap his or her own head around the diagnosis – let alone explain it to a child.

Founder, Peter van Dernoot believes that every child whose parent is diagnosed with cancer should be given early tools and emotional support to cope. Through workshops around the world, The Children’s Treehouse Foundation provides cancer centers and hospitals with professional training; their CLIMB® Program helps normalize feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear and anger. Professionals, families and children receive tools that support, empower, and celebrate the fact that Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB).

Join us Monday, April 15 at 7PM EDT, as we hear the story behind this incredible program, making a difference in children’s lives since 2001. Based in Denver, Colorado, The Children’s Treehouse Foundation is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing hospital-based, cancer-focused, psychosocial intervention training and programming – specifically dedicated to improving the emotional health of children whose parents have cancer.