When Valerie Goldstein lost her battle to cancer at the age of 9, her parents Ed and Sue vowed to help families in similar situations gain easier access to more customized care.

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The Valerie Fund supports comprehensive health care services focusing on psychosocial programs for children with cancer and blood disorders close to home.

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Your participation, time or financial gift ensures that children get everything they need to receive the most effective treatment.

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Our unique blend of medical care and emotional counseling gives patients and their families the supportive environment they need during treatment and beyond.

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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


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The Healthcare Heroes of The Valerie Fund: Psychology

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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. 

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Topics: psychologists, caregivers, centers, learning depots

Thankful for Our Healthcare Heroes

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Thanksgiving is an important time of year. We are reminded to slow down and focus on what we are thankful for and the blessings that have come our way. For our Valerie Fund families, the healthcare professionals who treat their children are at the top of these lists. At the recent Thanksgiving Ball Gala, we honored our Healthcare Heroes by spotlighting individuals from the different disciplines we provide in our Valerie Fund's Children's Centers. 

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Topics: psychologists, caregivers, centers, Center Staff, thanksgiving ball gala, doctors

The Impact and Expansion of The Valerie Fund Psychology Program

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Children who are treated at The Valerie Fund Children's Centers receive comprehensive health care. This not only includes state-of-the-art medical care, but the care of the patient's mental and emotional well-being. From diagnosis to well after treatment has ended, The Valerie Fund Center's multidisciplinary team identifies and treats the physical and emotional effects that manifest in pediatric patients. Psychological effects can include changes in attitude and behavior, breakdown in interpersonal relationships, depression and anxiety.

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Topics: psychologists, psychosocial support, education, pediatric, cancer, caregivers, awareness, centers

The Psychosocial Approach: Psychologists Tackling Emotional Stress

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Pediatric psychologists play a prominent role in helping patients and families manage the impact of having a life threatening disease. From the moment a child and their family arrive at the hospital there is an urgency to confirm a suspected diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder and begin treatment. Not only is their world turned upside down, the medical and psychosocial implications of the disease and treatment are major and ongoing. Parents who have difficulty coping with their child’s cancer diagnosis feel relieved after hearing that it is common for many parents to experience the same feelings. Some are unsure about how to discipline a child battling an illness. Siblings may experience their own fears and anxieties, and may receive less attention from parents while their brother or sister is in treatment. On-site psychologists offer psychological counseling services to patients and their parents when these needs arise 
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Topics: psychologists, psychosocial support

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Join in the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders: donate, participate in an event, or volunteer your time. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically.


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