PACT staff clinicians work together with parents, drawing on their combined knowledge and experience to develop a plan that each parent can follow to support their child’s continued healthy development. The clinicians provide individual consultations with parents (the parent with cancer and/or a healthy parent or partner) for one to several sessions, as needed.
What to expect from your first meeting
The initial meeting usually lasts about an hour. During this meeting, the PACT clinician will ask questions to learn about you, the other members of your family, your experience with cancer, and your specific concerns. The clinician will talk with you to learn about your child’s age, temperament, behavior, and any worries your child may have expressed.
At the end of the consultation, you will be better prepared to talk with your child, make plans to support your child’s coping, and to recognize signs that more help is needed. Parents determine the need for follow-up visits.