The Children's Treehouse Foundation gave me the training I needed to
start a CLIMB program for children at our hospital. I was granted a
scholarship which made it possible for me to attend the training session.
We still use the basic format that I learned about. This organization works
hard at keeping in touch with me and our hospital. They are always a presence at professional oncology Social Work conferences I have attended. The founder's personal experience with cancer is evident in the plan of services provided.
The CLIMB program has been a fabulous addition to the services and support that we are able to offer to our very special oncology patients. The needs of young children are so unique and it is wonderful to finally have something to offer. I found the training workshop to be wonderful. We are and always have been very pleased with everything CLIMB has to offer.
The children's Treehouse Foundation played a pivotal role in the development of CLIMB within our hospital and community at large. They provided the basic cirriculum, structure, training, and support to launch this important family support program for those children affected by cancer in the family. The organization is always availabe to me as a professional to provide guidance and resources for making this program a success. They are well organized and have provided a wealth of information and resources that have been helpful.
As a co-facilitator of the CLIMB program at our cancer center I can give high praise for this fine program. We have completed ten sessions since 2009 and have 'graduated' over 50 children. The Children's Treehouse Foundation has done an excellent job in developing this program and the training and ongoing support they provide makes it easy to implement.
We have had the opportunity to work with many brave children who have a parent or other loved one with cancer. In CLIMB, the children learn about cancer and healthy ways to deal with the complex feelings that come with a cancer diagnosis. Communication at home is improved and the children make friends with others in a similar situation. Feedback we have received from the children and their families has been overwhelmingly positive. CLIMB is an amazing program and is helping families in ways that will last a lifetime.
I attended and enjoyed the CLIMB children's support group training provided by the Treehouse Foundation. As a busy social worker, I truly appreciate the Treehouse Foundation for all their diligent work in developing this program. It was so comprehensive that my cancer center was ready to implement the program immediately. The CLIMB program at my cancer center has been a huge hit and a much needed resource for the community. Thank You Treehouse Foundation!
We have a CLIMB program at our institution and have worked with The Children's Treehous Foundation for a long time. The training that The Children's Treehouse Foundation provides for CLIMB is excellent and the organization has done an amazing job in disseminating the program. CLIMB is an extremely valuable program that serves the need of families facing cancer. The group provides a place for children to meet other children facing the same fears, concerns and emotions that they are. It also provides a forum for families to communicate about what is going on in order to heal. CLIMB and The Children's Treehouse Foundation are invaluable and extremely worthwhile endeavors.
I have been providing the CLIMB program in my area for a year now and the benefits it provides to the children involved are unimagineable!! There is no other program out there that matches it and I would highly recommend it! The model is easy to teach and the children adapt easily to wherever it is taught. The material provokes them to share openly. Many thanks to The Childrens Treehouse Foundation for the CLIMB program!
I have been running the climb program here in Northern Ireland for the last 3 years , It is a life changing program for the families invovled . It explains cancer in a child friendly way, creating a space for questions and explorations of fears. The families who have completed the program say how it has lifted the weight of many little shoulders. It is also brings people together children and adults a like.
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The Children's Treehouse Foundation is a wonderful organization and the CLIMB model is an exceptional program. As a mental health practitioner and facilitator of the CLIMB group in my institution I can speak first hand to the phenominal opportunities that this program provides to the children impacted by a primary caregiver's cancer experience.