Comic Book and Video Recording
Kemo Shark is the hero of a 16-page color "comic book" that helps children understand the psychological and physiological changes in a parent with cancer who undergoes chemotherapy. Kemo Shark deals with these issues in a child-friendly way.
It is available, free of charge, to view online or to download to your computer. In English or Spanish at www.kidscope.org
Kids Tell Kids What It’s Like When Their Mother or Father Has Cancer
Susan Nessim, Cancervive, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. 1998
This video aims to enhance communication among children when a family member is diagnosed with cancer. If features numerous children ages 6-10 who share their feelings about how it feels to have a family member with cancer. They talk openly about their reactions, emotions, fears, coping mechanisms and hopes related to their parent’s cancer. It is designed to be watched with both children and parents, and is a wonderful discussion starter for families. We recommend an adult preview before family viewing.
Designed to be watched by parents and children together.