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Dell Children's Blood and Cancer Center School Liaison Position
School is the most important part of a child's life. Continuing to keep up academically and stay connected with classmates is important for all children diagnosed with cancer. Sometimes it is difficult to return to school after their diagnosis and treatment or after a long hospital stay. The struggle may not always be medical reasons, but often the fear of classmates teasing them because of their appearance, worrying about keeping up with schoolwork, or maybe feeling isolated from their peers.
The iniative provides patients with an educational school liaison who maintains ongoing communications between the medical team, the child's school, and their family. This helps the student return to a more normal lifestyle and feel comfortable going back to school.