Kid Support programming is based on research documenting the stressors that parental cancer poses for children, and upon recent developments in coping theory. The following is a short list of references that were particularly relevant to the development of the Kid Support curriculum.

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Compas, B.E., et al. (1994). "When Mom or Dad has Cancer: Markers of Psychological Distress in Cancer Patients, Spouses, and Children." Health Psychology, 13, 507-515.

Compas, B.E., et al (1996). "When Mom or Dad has Cancer II: Coping, Cognitive Appraisals, and Psychological Distress in Children of Cancer Patients." Health Psychology, 15, 167-175.

Humphrey, James H. (1988). Children and Stress: Theoretical Perspectives and Recent Research. New York: AMS Press, Inc.

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Kroll, L., Barnes, J., Jones, A.L., & Stein, A. (1998). "Cancer in Parents: Telling Children." BMJ (British Medical Journal), 316, 880-880.
A copy of this article is available online.

Lewis, F.M. & Hammond, M.A. (1992). "Psychosocial Adjustment of the Family to Breast Cancer: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 47, 194-200.

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Nelson, E., Sloper, P., Charlton, A. & While D. (1994). "Children Who Have a Parent with Cancer." Journal of Cancer Education, 9, 30-36.

Rait, D., Lederberg, M. (1990). "The Family of the Cancer Patient." In Holland, J.C. & Rowland, H.H. (Eds.), Handbook of Psychooncology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Smyth, J.M. & Pennebaker, J.W. (1999). "Sharing One's Story: Translating Emotional Experiences into Words as a Coping Tool." In C.R. Snyder (Ed.), Coping: The Psychology of What Works. New York: Oxford University Press.

Stanton, Annette L., & Franz, Robert (1999). "Focusing on Emotion: An Adaptive Coping Strategy?" In C.R. Snyder (Ed.), Coping: The Psychology of What Works. New York: Oxford University Press.

Welch, A.S., Wadsworth, M.E., & Compas, B.E. (1996). "Adjustment of Children and Adolescents to Parental Cancer." Cancer, 77, 1409-1418.

Worsham, N.L., Compas, B.E., & Ey, S. (1997). "Children's Coping with Parental Illness." In S.A. Wolchik & I. N. Sandler (Eds.), Handbook of Children's Coping: Linking Theory and Intervention. New York: Plenum Press.

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