Keeping It Real: Conversation tips when a parent is diagnosed with a serious illness

February 10, 2016

No one looks forward to having difficult conversations, especially when they involve children and a parent’s diagnosis of a serious illness. However, sometimes they are not only important to have, but necessary. Having to tell your child that you have been diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer is not only scary, but it […]...

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Grieving Through The Holidays

December 2, 2015

It’s the holiday season; it’s a time that traditionally brings families and friends together to eat, drink and celebrate. However, for those grieving the diagnosis of a serious illness or death of someone special, the holiday season can bring significant challenges. At Tu Nidito, this is one of the hardest times for our families as […]...

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Grief and the Holidays

November 6, 2015

The holidays are associated with happiness; families come together, create memories and share long standing traditions. However for many families, happy memories are dulled by the pain of experiencing the holidays without a loved one or provide a new and challenging experience due to a recent diagnosis of a serious illness. The holidays may be [&he...

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When a Brother or Sister is ill – Activities to help siblings process a diagnosis

October 23, 2015

When a child is diagnosed with a serious medical condition, the entire family is impacted. This impact can be especially felt by healthy siblings. Siblings are thrown into completely unforeseen life changes and likely have a limited understanding as to what exactly is happening. Siblings may begin to experience emotions that are overwhelming and di...

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Getting Started with Self Care – Five Ways to Combat Compassion Fatigue

September 30, 2015

For those that deal with grief – through any source such as a serious illness in the family, a death loss or working with families who have experienced a significant loss, Compassion Fatigue is a serious issue. Compassion Fatigue is “a state experienced by those helping people in distress; it is an extreme state of […]...

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No Child Grieves Alone

June 24, 2015

Childhood is a time to play, learn and laugh, but sadly that is not always the case. One in 30 children will experience their parent’s diagnosis of cancer during their childhood. One in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer themselves and shockingly one in five will experience the death of a close friend or […]...

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Unpacking Our (Grief) Backpacks

May 27, 2015

The end of the school year can be very emotional for grieving children. Read why from our Program Manager, Susie Munsey, MSW. It is the end of the school year! There can be many mixed feelings about the end of the school year – excitement, pride for all that your child accomplished, feeling nervous to […]...

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