In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, this talk will offer guidance to support the emotional health and well-being of children when a parent has cancer. Dr. Paula Rauch will discuss parenting challenges from diagnosis through treatment and beyond as well as ways to facilitate communication with children of different ages. Lessons learned from the Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program in the Mass General Cancer Center will be shared, which parents facing other medical illness challenges may find helpful.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Speaker: Paula K. Rauch, MD

Attend the Free Event on Zoom:

This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

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This program is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General Cancer Center.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.