Beginning Monday, July 12, 2010, KidsCope will no longer be filling individual order requests with "hard copy" comic books and DVDs. Both the comic book and DVD will be availalbe for you to view online through our site.
In addition, we will be moving to ordering and communication via this web site. Part of this process is discontinuing phone service by the end of July 2010.
We regret having to make this change, but we have been forced to make this change due to the increase in materials costs and the decrease in donations.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
KIDSCOPE, Inc. was approved as a non profit, tax exempt organization, 501(c) (3) in 1994. KIDSCOPE's mission is to help children
and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one, to provide suggestions for coping, and to develop innovative programs and materials that communicate a message of hope to diverse families coping with this crisis.
The name, KIDSCOPE, can be read as Kids Cope; one of our goals is to help children successfully cope with the diagnosis and treatment of a parent with cancer. Read another way- Kid Scope, our name suggests our additional goal of understanding a parent's cancer from a child's point of view. Children have a unique perspective that changes with each developmental stage. The impact of a parent's cancer on a three-year-old child is quite different from the likely effect on a thirteen-year-old. It is our hope that by bringing families some basic information about what to expect, we will improve the quality of life for any family dealing with the trauma of cancer diagnosis and the challenges of often-grueling treatment regimens.
Thus far, KIDSCOPE has focused primarily on the production and distribution of educational materials
designed to help families coping with a caretaker's cancer. Two products were produced in 1995 and have been
distributed to over 40,000 individuals in all 50 states and a number of countries internationally.
Kemo Shark - KIDSCOPE's first product was a 16 - page color "comic book" designed to help children
understand the psychological and physiological changes in a parent who has cancer and is under-going chemotherapy.
Kemo Shark is available in English or Spanish.
Our DVD - KIDSCOPE has produced a video about children's reactions to a diagnosis of breast cancer
in their mothers. My Mom Has Breast Cancer includes interviews with seven children and four mothers who have
successfully weathered this experience. The DVD includes this video as well as a narrated version of the comic. The DVD includes both products in English and Spanish.
The board members of KIDSCOPE include H. Elizabeth King, Ph.D., Carol Webb, Ph.D., Ann Hazzard, Ph.D., Fran Burst, W. Russell King, Esquire, and Kristina Theis. The first three board members are clinical psychologists who all specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of children who are experiencing life problems, medical challenges, and/or psychological difficulties. Dr. King's own experience with breast cancer inspired her to do something positive to help other families meeting this challenge. Dr. Webb is Director of the Psychology internship at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health Systems and she is committed to training professionals to be sensitive to the emotional side of a medical crisis. Dr. Hazzard has published extensively in professional journals and has established a number of prevention and treatment programs related to children's mental health issues. Fran Burst is a specialist in video and media and is recognized by various achievement awards as a particularly gifted filmmaker. Additionally, many of her efforts are directed at educating the public and improving quality of life. W. Russell King is a Washington, D.C. attorney who has an interest in children's charities and is a long time supporter of KIDSCOPE. Mr. King has previously served as a member and Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Award, a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America's youth. Ms. Theis completed her Masters in Public Health at Emory and is in a fellowship at the CDC in Atlanta.
KIDSCOPE'S funding comes solely through contributions from the public and foundations. If you were to consider
making a contribution it would, of course, be tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Our federal ID number is 58-2098712. We don't sell our comic book or our DVD so the only way we have to raise
money is to ask. If we've helped your family, please help us get these materials to other families. Our
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