The I Can Cope training module, "Learning About Cancer" has recently been revised! Volunteers that have been trained as I Can Cope Facilitators can access the updated module at www.societylink.org. Go to the communities tab on the left-hand side, hover over volunteers and programs, and click on I Can Cope. For more information about I Can Cope, please contact your staff partner, whose contact information can be accessed from the homepage by clicking on the Patient Program Specialist Coverage map posted on the right-hand side.
I Can Cope is a free educational program for adults facing cancer- either personally, or as a friend or family caregiver. It gives information on diagnosis and treatment, side effects of treatment, self-esteem and intimacy, communicating concerns and feelings, community resources, financial concerns, pain management, nutrition and physical activity, cancer-related fatigue, and keeping well in mind, body and spirit.
For more information about I Can Cope classes in your area, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit our Web site, www.cancer.org.
Online classes can be taken as well through going to www.cancer.org/onlineclasses.
"We hear all the time about the importance of having this class. We have a core group of people who always come and then a few more based on the topic and where they might be in their cancer recovery process."
"Key themes we hear are:
It is wonderful to have access to medical & community experts who can answer my questions and provide sound counsel
Presenters provide practical and meaningful information that I can apply in my own life
This class provides resources and hope when I need it most"
- Jason Bergstrand, LSW
Social Worker/Wellness Program Coordinator