Our Certified Child Life Specialists supervise therapeutic and diversionary play; prepare children for and assist children during medical tests and procedures through education, rehearsal, and coping skill development; and support families during hospitalization or challenging events. Preparation for procedures and surgery will better equip the pediatric patient with an understanding of his/her medical condition. It also provides the opportunity to rehearse for the procedure while learning ways to help themselves cope.
Siblings of hospitalized children and parent/caregivers are provided with preparation, coping tools and strategies to help them assist their family member who is hospitalized. These individuals are available to work with patients and families on a one-on-one basis by staff referral or patient/family request.