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  • Videos for Children

Just Like You – Cancer as Told by Three Children – Three children of different ages and types of cancer tell about their experiences with childhood cancer

Someone In My Family Has Cancer – 4 minute animated video for children talking about cancer

  • Free Books for Families of Children with Cancer – Books, DVDs, journals and kits offered at no charge for children and their families who have cancer from the American Childhood Cancer Organization

  • For Parents

Families and Children in Treatment – a page of links to sites for information and programs for children with cancer sponsored by the Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy

Helpful Hints for Parents of Childhood Cancer –  a blog post from The Voice: A Christian Cancer Blog

Things For Christians Not To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer – a blog post by Jo Hilderexplores the theology behind the question of God’s involvement in “causing cancer”

When Your Child Has Cancer – a comprehensive educational site for parents from the American Cancer Society


More information to come.



  • For Children

DogoNews – Making Sense of the Ebola Crisis – Good, factual information with kid-friendly info graphics from the CDC

Kids Health – Ebola – Q and A format, easy to read, no pictures, good information, has a read along feature

Time for Kids – Answers about Ebola – Q and A format, good information, news magazine style, fewer pictures

  • For Parents

5 Tips for Talking to Your Kids about EbolaAn article from the Washington Post giving practical ways to broach the subject of Ebola

D6 Families:  Tips for Talking With Your Children About Ebola – A post from Highland Park UMC in Dallas

Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) –  CDC site – THE most reliable source for accurate, up to date information about Ebola

Pray and Move Your Feet – Excellent resource from the General Board of Discipleship with suggestions about how to talk with children and ways individuals can help

Talking to Kids about Ebola Virus Disease –  Lists 5 things parents need to take into consideration when talking about Ebola

UMCOR, UMC Health Boards Respond to Ebola – Details United Methodist Committee on Relief’s 3 pronged response to the Ebola outbreak and includes a link to donate money to the relief effort.


More information to come.


  • Videos for Children

Forgotten But Not Gone:  Kids, HiV & AIDSEXCELLENT 22 minute video about HIV/AIDS for and about kids.

  • Articles for Adults

About Pediatric AIDS – from the Elizabeth Glasses Pediatric AIDS website – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF works in 15 countries around the world.

A Season of Hope – an Advent study on HIV/AIDS

Children and HIV from the national website

Children, HIV and AIDS – a concise, 1 page article covering statistics, causes, prevention, treatment and psychosocial issues regarding children and HIV/AIDS.

UMCOR AIDS Resources – from the United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR’s top priorities in addressing HIV and AIDS around the world are to challenge stigma and eradicate Mother-to-Child Transmission in partnership with the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) in agreement with UNAIDS and WHO policy.



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