CSCLA’s Child, Teen and Family (CTF) program provides support for the whole family, including children living with cancer, and youth that have a parent, sibling, or other family member with cancer. We offer a safe and welcoming space for children and teens impacted by cancer to connect, learn coping skills, and have fun. Programs offered include Social Events, Support Groups, Counseling, Educational Workshops, Healthy Lifestyle Classes, and Cancer in the Classroom Presentations and IEP Meetings.

For more information contact Jennifer Cumiskey, LCSW Clinical Supervisor & Youth Program Manager at 310-314-2564 or jcumiskey@cancersupportla.org.

Interested in joining a group or having your child/teen participate? Click here to become a member!

Creating Connections for Kids

This 8-week Summer Series welcomes children (ages 7-12) who have a diagnosis of cancer or have a loved one with cancer. These groups provide a fun and safe space that offers participants the opportunity to make new friends and feel supported by others who are going through similar experiences. Each week, participants will engage in age-appropriate discussions and interactive activities centered around a topic, such as identifying and sharing their feelings, practicing relaxation techniques, and learning coping skills.

Tuesday online from 4:00 to 5:00pm for 8 consecutive weeks

Beginning July 9th and ending August 27th

Creating Connections for Teens

This 8-week Summer Series of groups helps teens (ages 13-17) who have a diagnosis of cancer or have a loved one with cancer feel supported and understood by their peers. Teens can connect and make new friends, learn coping techniques for stress reduction, practice relaxation skills, and explore their feelings in a fun and safe space.

Tuesday online from 4:00 to 5:00pm for 8 consecutive weeks

Beginning July 9th and ending August 27th

Creating Connections for Parents

Parenting through cancer can be challenging. This support group provides an opportunity for parents to come together with other parents to connect and gain support while coping with cancer. Parents of children with pediatric cancer, parents who themselves have cancer, and parents who have a co-parent living with cancer are all welcome. This group is for parents who have children under age 18.

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:30 – 1:30pm

Family Fun Night

Looking for fun for the whole family? Join other families impacted by cancer for a night of connection and exciting activities! This monthly social event is held online and open to families with children under age 18. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/cscfamilyfun

2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm

Upcoming Family Programs