Empowering fathers and mothers of children with cancer in Turkey

The project aims to improve the families’ knowledge and handling of treatments

Empowering fathers and mothers of children with cancer in Turkey Empowering fathers and mothers of children with cancer in Turkey

The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) within the support program for families of children with cancer, has developed, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, an Internet portal whereby the parents whose children are receiving cancer treatment can improve their knowledge and handling of those treatments.

Parents need relevant and truthful information about their children’s care and the Foundation uses videos, graphics, social networks and different communication tools to transmit this information.

Additionally, this initiative aims to empower the parents and give them self-confidence, which will reflect in a positive contribution to the child’s treatment and will help in the prevention of psychosocial problems, frequent between parents and children in these cases.

The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer was founded in 2000 by doctors of the Hematology and Pediatric Cancer department of the University Clinic Cerrahpaşa and by families of the patients who received treatment there. Their philosophy, “where there is life, there is hope,” drives them to help children with cancer recuperate and allow them to participate as healthy members of society.