What is Hope and Cope?
Over the past several years great strides have been made in curing childhood cancer, but the journey is frequently long and can be hard. Hope-and-Cope is a service of the UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Children's of Alabama designed to provide resources for patients and families during this stressful time.
To ease the family's burden, the Hope and Cope Program provides a seamless flow of family-centered psychosocial services. From the time of diagnosis throughout treatment and follow-up, our skilled and dedicated team of specialists provide compassionate care to promote emotional health, spiritual well-being, and improved quality of life for the child and their family. This interdisciplinary team is composed of social workers, child life specialists, a pediatric psychologist, neuropsychologists, chaplains, a teacher and an art therapist.
The Hope and Cope Program offers a variety of clinical programs and is also involved in Behavioral Research and Community Outreach and Education.
Until childhood cancer is eliminated, the Hope and Cope Program is here to help children and their families manage the challenges, maximize their strengths, and ultimately to embrace and celebrate life with dignity.
Together we can hope and learn to cope with any challenges ahead!