Family Resources

A collection of resources for families.

Podcasts for Parents

Child Life on Call

Parents share their journeys and experiences related to having a child with an illness or medical condition.  These powerful, and sometimes emotional, stories offer connection in what can typically feel like an isolating world. 

Visit or email to share your story.


The Lighthouse Podcast

The Lighthouse Podcast is a resource designed from families living through childhood cancer and for those who want to better understand the journey of childhood cancer.  In this podcast you will learn from parents, siblings, counselors, coaches, and experts in a variety of fields with the purpose of encouraging and equipping you to better navigate the challenging waters of childhood cancer. 



Join Rosaria Kozar, the mother of a warrior, as she interviews oncologists, pediatricians, survivors, parents, and other applicable organizations in the pediatric cancer world.  If you need support as a caregiver or are just curious about childhood cancer, this is the show for you.  It covers life during treatment and post-treatment.

Peer Connections for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA)

Elephants & Tea

Media company with the mission to help AYA patients, survivors and caregivers know they are not alone in their fight with cancer.  Offers a comprehensive list of AYA events and activities, their own events and activities, and a magazine written by and for the AYA community.

MDAnderson AYA Program

Offers an AYA specific clinic as well as in-person and virtual support programming (support group, art, Q&A with experts, watch parties, happy hours, etc.) Activities are open to everyone regardless of where treatment was received. or

Stupid Cancer

National online support community for AYAs affected by cancer.  In addition to providing resources for AYA with cancer, this organization holds conferences and podcasts.

Coping Tools



Nowhere Hair  By Sue Glader

How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?   By Vanessa Bayer



My Cancer Days  By Courtney Filigenzi

The Puddle Jumpers Guide to Kicking Cancer  By Elizabeth Billips

What Happens When A Kid Has Cancer: A Book about Childhood Cancer for Kids 

What Happens When Someone I Love Has Cancer    By Sara Olsher



The Bald-Headed Princess: Cancer, Chemo & Courage  By Meredith R. Ditmars

Teenagers Face-To-Face with Cancer  By Karen Gravele

My Parent Has Cancer and it Really Sucks  By Maya Silver & Marc Silver


Books for Siblings/Families

My Sister Got Cancer: A Workbook for Siblings of Cancer Patients  By Emmett & Pa

When Your Brother or Sister has Cancer: A Guide for Teens  By National Cancer Institute

You Are Not Alone: Families Touched by Cancer  By Eva Grayzel

Jamie’s Journey: Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling  By Sharon Wozny

Our Family Has Cancer Too!  By Christine Clifford


For Parents

When Your Child is Sick: A Guide to Navigating the Practical and Emotional Challenges of Caring for a Child Who is Very Ill  By Joanna Breyer

Children With Cancer: A Guide for Parents  By National Cancer Institute

Along the Way, Documenting My Child’s Cancer Journey  By Ruth I. Hoffman



Wreck this Journal  By Keri Smith

The Invisible String  By Patrice Karst

Hey Warrior  By Karent Young

Hey Awesome  By Karen Young

A Teaspoon of Courage for Kids: A Little Book of Encouragement for Whenever You Need It     By Bradley Trevor Greive

Rain Before Rainbows  By Smriti Prasadam-Halls

The Magical Yet  By Angela DiTerlizzi

Hope By Corrinne Averiss

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