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Teaching Resilience to Teens with Cancer, Diabetes

Teaching Resilience to Teens with Cancer, Diabetes

The teenage years can be challenging under even the best of circumstances. But when serious illnesses like cancer and diabetes are introduced, those challenges multiply. Dr. Abby Rosenberg of Seattle Children’s is studying if teaching resilience can help mitigate these outcomes and help adolescents and young adults better cope with stress. Her early career experiences led her to partnering with Dr. Joyce Yi-Frazier, research health psychologist at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Together they developed an intervention model called Promoting Resilience in Stress Management or PRISM, which is designed to teach patients resilience-building skills.

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