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Support Services

Understanding that children with cancer and blood disorders need more than medical care, we work with patients and their families to help them meet their social, emotional, educational and behavioral needs. Our support services include:

  • Routine psychosocial evaluations for newly diagnosed patients and their families
  • Home visits for the most gravely ill or psychiatrically symptomatic children and their families
  • A school integration program that includes counseling for families and children about their rights to have special services and working with school districts to make appropriate accommodations for students returning to school, including providing special education services, if necessary
  • Psychoeducation and neuropsychological testing for patients at risk for neurocognitive problems
  • Support groups for siblings
  • Support groups for parents
  • End-of-life support team for terminally ill children
doctor patient nicole graham

Nicole Graham — A Heroic Recovery

High school student Nicole Graham was diagnosed with leukemia during her junior year and soon found herself in the PICU with life-threatening complications. Her disease is in remission now — she attended her junior prom — and she remembers fondly the care she received at YNHCH, from expert physicians and some very special nurses.