Hope, Strength, and Healing for families coping with a child cancer diagnosis

Welcome Maleah, MSW Intern

Please join in welcoming our MSW intern, Maleah!

Maleah will be interning with Keaton’s for the Spring and Summer semester and is currently working on a yearlong program to earn her Master of Social Work degree with UMass Global. She graduated from Sacramento State University in 2022 with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and has utilized her skills and knowledge to further her social work practice, with a primary focus on crisis intervention assessments and mental health. After graduating with her MSW degree in August 2023, Maleah is interested in pursuing her LCSW and becoming a Medical Social Worker within a hospital setting, specializing in pediatric oncology.  

Maleah chose Keaton’s as her internship placement after reading our mission statement and hearing about the positive impact we make to the families we serve.

“I am so excited and honored to intern alongside Keaton’s. The team has been amazing, and I am looking forward to creating relationships with families while also utilizing and gaining skills to use in my future endeavors as a social worker.”

We look forward to having Maleah as a part of our Family Navigator team!

Mind Map Journaling

Journaling is a well known emotional coping tool. It’s helpful for our families to have a place to write down the events of the day, so they can remember important milestones, but also to express their feelings, thoughts, and questions. However, writing in journal form is not for everyone, especially younger kids where writing sentences could be daunting.  This is where using the concept of a mind map, often used for brainstorming and planning, can come in.

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Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance – Mission in Motion Spring 2023

In this Edition of Keaton’s Mission in Motion • Get a Glimpse of Remembering Our First Why, Keaton Raphael • Celebrate 25 Years of Providing Love & Support to Children with Cancer & Their Families • Meet Keaton’s Kiddos Jaylen & Dallas • See the Impact that Together We Are Making • Join in Honoring Keaton’s Board Member, Greg Van Dusen • Be A Part of Keaton’s Big Day of Giving, May 4th • Discover ways to Be Involved in Keaton’s 26th Annual “Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer” Golf Tournament, May 25th.

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You Can Do This!

Any new change or seemingly overwhelming life crisis can make us doubt ourselves and our worst insecurities come out. It doesn’t help that so many in the community respond with “I couldn’t do what you do” when they hear about what we are going through. It’s meant to be a compliment, but the truth is that they can. You can. We are here to support you and cheer you on while you do.

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