Child Life Specialists
Child Life Specialists lead the effort to provide developmental, psychosocial,
and emotional support to children and families in the hospital. They are
trained in child and adolescent development to design and implement interventions
that help patients cope with hospitalization and illness. These interventions
include developmentally appropriate preparation and education, procedural
support, and a wide range of therapeutic and expressive activities
Child Life Assistants
Child Life Assistants primarily plan and run our inpatient playroom activities.
They partner with Child Life Specialists and engage children and families
in play to provide respite from the hospital environment. They also provide
bedside play and activities for those patients and siblings confined to
Art therapy helps patients alleviate stress and forget about the difficulties
of illness, injury, and hospitalization by engaging them in creative activities.
Creating and reflecting on art can help patients cope with medical symptoms,
stress, and traumatic experiences. It also enhances cognitive abilities
and provides them with a life-affirming experience.
Our art therapist is trained in how to apply art in a medical context.
This is not just an arts and crafts project, it is a program specially
designed to support development, mental health, spiritual growth, and
appeal to multicultural traditions.