• Back to School Support

    Our back-to-school support services - The Back to School Program and the School Liaison Program - are designed to ease children’s transition back to the classroom. The goal of these programs is help our patients transition back to school by educating classmates, teachers, and school administrators through in-person counseling and routine school visits.

    The Back to School Program

    Our Back-to-School Program is designed to ease children’s transition back to the classroom. Our program includes:

    • Student and family support – to prepare children to return to school, including individual counseling and family guidance
    • Preparing school friends – teaching classmates about cancer and encouraging their support of the returning student
    • Guidance for school staff – special programs to increase teachers’ understanding of the educational and psychological issues facing children with cancer
    • Back-to-school visits – designed to alleviate any anxiety classmates may have and to encourage sensitivity and support from classmates, teachers, and school personnel

    Call 617-355-0472 or 617-632-3278 for more information.

    School Liaison Program

    The School Liaison Program (SLP) supports pediatric patients who have completed cancer treatment involving the central nervous system at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Our clinicians work with caregivers and educators to help them better understand the various effects – including psychosocial and neuropsychological changes – of their child or student’s cancer treatment. Our program also assists in facilitating appropriate support for our patients’ specific learning needs.

    To learn more, visit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute website.


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    Survivor Services

    Through ongoing education, care, and support, we are preparing cancer survivors for the road ahead. Learn about our extensive services for survivors of pediatric cancer.

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