Resources for Parents

American Childhood Cancer Organization
The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is one of the nation’s largest grassroots organizations at the forefront of the crucial battle against childhood cancer. They are dedicated to improving the lives of children living with childhood cancer or its long-term impacts, and to offering critical advice, support, and assistance to families engaged in this life-altering struggle.

Camp Kesem
Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. By offering innovative, fun­filled programs that foster a lasting community, they aim to ensure that every child affected by a parent’s cancer is never alone. Kesem provides training, support and leadership development to more than 2,500 passionate college student leaders from coast-to-coast who volunteer year-round to create, manage and run Camp Kesem’s life-changing programs in their communities.

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Children's Mercy is the only free-standing children's hospital between St. Louis and Denver and provides comprehensive care from birth to 21 years of age.

Kids' Directory
The Kids' Directory® is a free shopping magazine for families, designed to inform them about useful products and services. 

Kansas City Play Therapy Institute
KC Play Therapy offers a wide range of resources to mental health professionals in the field of Play Therapy. The techniques are taught with an experiential, hands-on approach.

KidsCope (National)
KIDSCOPE's mission is to help children and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping, and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.

Kids Konnected (National)
Kids Konnected was developed on the premise that when a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected and the needs of the children must be addressed.

KidsHealth (National)
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.  KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

Partnership for Children (Kansas City)

To positively impact life for children and youth, Partnership for Children advocates for public policies and practice, researches and analyzes critical issues, identifies gaps and ensure they are addressed, and mobilizes public support for specific initiatives and interventions.

Solace House (Kansas City)
Solace House is a grief counseling center specifically designed to guide children, individuals and their families through the pivotal time following the death of a loved one. Age-specific support groups are offered where participants are encouraged to share their stories with the help of a group facilitator.