Coping Strategies for Parents

Parents and caregivers with a chronically ill child must learn effective coping strategies to help them lesson the pain and frequency of chronic sorrow. Effective coping can help the family manage the shock of the child’s diagnosis, provide strength when making healthcare decisions and advocating for services, and help meet the needs of all family members.

Since parents and caregivers must work with medical professionals, teachers, school nurses, and social service agencies, they need to arm themselves with information about available services as well as the child’s educational rights.

Visit each page from the menu on the right side of this page for information about coping strategies and how to advocate for your child.