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 their rooms.
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.