Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
Hasbro Children's Hospital

Psychosocial Care

With the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer or blood disorders come many emotional and practical challenges for the entire family. The psychosocial team at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, provides support and services from diagnosis onwards using a family-centered approach, where healthcare providers partner with families to best meet the needs of the child.

Our interdisciplinary team of skilled and compassionate specialists includes social workers, child life specialists, pediatric psychologists, chaplains, parent consultants, complementary therapists (e.g. massage, reiki), and a pediatric neuropsychologist. They provide emotional, psychological, and spiritual support, and assist with specific individual needs. 

Our goal is to assist families to maximize their strengths at all stages of their child’s treatment journey and to help children, adolescents, and young adults cope throughout treatment and beyond.

Behavioral Health Services and Well-Being Activities

To ease the stress of treatment, we offer the following behavioral health services and well-being activities:

  • Supportive therapy for patient and/or siblings and/or parents/guardians
  • Psychological interventions for patient and/or siblings and/or parents/guardians
  • School transition support
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Neuropsychological evaluation 
  • Child life services: 
    • Pet therapy 
    • Medical play therapy 

Support Groups

The following support groups are available: 


Camps can enhance the quality of life for young patients and their families:

For more information about external camp referrals, please contact either Carlene Bellrose at [email protected] or Cheryl Faucher at [email protected]