Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles. Learn more about the pediatric support groups offered at Penn State Children’s Hospital and the nearby area.
Questions about a support group?
Please visit the support group’s website for more information
Bereavement Support Groups
Childhood Apraxia Support Group
CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery)
When children hear that parents or grandparents have been diagnosed with cancer, they may feel all these things and more.
Children, like adults, can benefit from professionals who understand their needs, as well. CLIMB is a free, four-week program designed to help children cope when someone they love has cancer by encouraging discussion and creativity.
The child’s loved ones are also welcomed. The program increases their understanding of cancer and its treatment, as well as allows children to form new friendships and bonds with others going through the same thing.
Cochlear Implant Support Group
Concussion Support Group for Adolescents and Young Adults
Connect with others who have sustained a concussion to share stories and learn new strategies to manage symptoms. This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:15 p.m.
Epilepsy Support Group
Parent Support Group
If you are grieving the loss of a child, you are not alone. There are others who can relate and understand what you are going through. Participate in an intimate six-week group that provides an opportunity to meet others who are going through a similar situation. This group meets every spring and fall. Learn more about the Parent Support Group.