1. Getting to Know One Another  
2. Understanding Feelings  
3. Understanding Cancer  
4. Coping with Change  
5. Learning to Relax  
6. Appreciating Ourselves and Our Families  
7. Strengthening Family Communication  
8. Solving Problems  
9. Learning to be Assertive  
10. Learning to Negotiate  
11. Putting it All Together  
12. Saying Goodbye  

Session 6: Appreciating Ourselves and Our Families

This session seeks to strengthen children's self esteem and to increase their appreciation for their family's strengths. Group members take turns sharing how they and their families are special by means of two activities: "the ball of yarn" activity and an art activity.

Group members also explore the various ways that their families have become stronger since their mom or dad (or other cherished person) got sick. Although the primary goal of this session is to reinforce participants' sense of family cohesion, time is also set aside for the continued development of children's relaxation skills.

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