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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors
Children are amazing but are vulnerable, too. Living in a home where a loved one is ill is very overwhelming. The illness has a profound impact on the whole family. Children at various ages react and respond differently. Many families struggle communicating with their children or maintaining normalcy in their daily routine. Other families begin to notice changes in their children’s behaviors, relationships with friends, or performance at school and activities.
Dr. Rieber, a MD Anderson medical oncologist, noted the difficulty children experience when a par
ent is extremely ill with cancer. She saw a great need for psychosocial services to play an integral and vital role within the multidisciplinary treatment plan. The Children of Adult Patients Enduring Stressors (CAPES) program met this need by providing evidence-based psychosocial support to children of adult patients. The program maximizes a family’s ability to cope with stressors which impact their lives by empowering, preparing, and providing patients and their family members with the tools needed to assist children through medical experiences.
CAPES provides psychosocial support directly to children and their families to enhance and enrich their knowledge and emotional well-being following a life changing medical diagnosis. As stated by Ms. Gallegos, a patient at Harris Health, “It is incredible that Smith Clinic not only cares about our physical health but our emotional health as well. My children are doing much better emotionally thanks to the suggestions given by the child life specialist.” In collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team, child life specialists enhance the holistic approach of Family Centered Care.
The CAPES program is currently operating at Harris Health: Ben Taub Hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Outpatient Center, Quentin Mease Hospital, and Smith Clinic. Please join our cause to raise funds to continue to support CAPES: Children of Adult Patients Enduring Stressors.