The Valerie Fund Children's Centers are home to many healthcare heroes who support our kids during some of the most difficult times of their lives. These caregivers are experts in a variety of practices. We will be showcasing each service provided in our Children's Centers and hearing from the healthcare providers in their own words what they do for our kids and families. In this installment, we are going to learn about our Psychology specialists.
The Centers’ caregivers are experts in a variety of practices. This series of Learning Depots is dedicated to our healthcare heroes' work and hearing in their own words what they do for our kids and families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Originally aired during the virtual program of the 29th Annual Thanksgiving Ball Gala in November 2020, this Learning Depot presentation provides insight into the Psychology support provided in The Valerie Fund's Children Centers.
Understandably, a diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder is scary for a child and the child's family. Dealing with this fear and anxiety is essential to treatment and recovery. Our on-site psychologists offer psychological counseling services to patients and their parents when these needs arise. In addition, we provide neuropsychological testing, which can help determine if the illness or treatment is affecting a patient's cognitive abilities. The ease of having access to these services right in our centers alleviates a number of burdens, from traveling to another location and scheduling issues to the added financial component. The Valerie Fund covers 100% of these visits and other essential psychosocial services since they are not reimbursed by health insurance.