Enhancing Connections is offered through the Piper Breast Center at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Our counselors are specially trained clinicians who are experienced in working with families with children. The program consists of five clinic sessions at one- to two-week intervals with a psychologist or social worker.
" ...I couldn't seem to reason with her...It was just fear, I think, that she was feeling. She's that type of child. ..It's fear...and I don't think at the time that I really recognized it
as much...Yeah, I wish I would have done it differently with her."
– Mother of an 8-year-old
" He doesn't talk about how things emotionally affect him very much. And sometimes I just had to guess. And even when you asked him, he could give concrete answers, but not processing how he was feeling, emotionally, about it."
– Mother of an 11-year-old
" Sometimes I don't think that I thoroughly got through to him. And so just didn't know exactly how to help him, emotionally."
– Mother of a 10-year-old