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ERIC Number: EJ1058761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
On Belay: Providing Connection, Support, and Empowerment to Children Who Have a Parent with Cancer
Tucker, Anita R.; Sugerman, Deb; Zelov, Ryan
Journal of Experiential Education, v36 n2 p93-105 Jun 2013
Focus groups with youth and their parents were used in this research study to better understand the impact of the On Belay Program, an adventure-based support group for youth whose parents have cancer. Results demonstrated that challenge course programs reduce isolation in youth by creating a caring community and normalizing the cancer experience. Results also showed the importance of providing a place where the youth, not the parent or the parent's illness, is the focus. Finally, the feelings of strength and empowerment gained from successfully accomplishing the physical challenges faced in the program were also applied to challenges faced at home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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