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Schedule a "What About Us? Workshop 

What About Us? utilizes structured activities to help children ages 5-12 identify, communicate and cope with their feelings when someone close to them has been diagnosed with cancer.

The program is based on emotional intelligence and uses a strength-based approach to promote better mental health. The aim is to build upon the child’s strengths and enhance his/her ability to cope with the stress related to their loved one’s cancer diagnosis. The group will:

  1. Increase the child’s ability to understand and express feelings about their loved one’s cancer
  2. Teach the child how to communicate those feelings
  3. Help facilitate coping with those feelings

What About Us? is a free program that meets for 1/2 day on a Saturday. The children’s group is facilitated by social workers with special training in cancer counseling. The children participate in activities and projects designed to help them understand and express their feelings. At the end of each session the children participate in yoga giving the social workers the opportunity to meet with the parents.

Call the Gems of Hope office for more information on this FREE program at 319-393-9681, fill out the form found at https://gemsofhope.com/what-about-us/.

Upcoming Workshops

Tue 13

Beading & Card Making Workshop @ Hall Perrine

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Thu 15

Beading & Card Making Daytime Workshop @ Gems of Hope

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Tue 20

Beading & Card Making @ Benchmark Inc., Conference Room

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Cedar Rapids IA
Wed 21

Glaze Pottery Studio, Thiensville, WI

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Thiensville WI
Dec 10

Cedarburg, WI Public Library: Finishing Workshop

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
Cedarburg WI