Mission Statement

The mission of the Child Life Department is to minimize the stressful and potentially negative impacts of hospitalization and to maximize opportunities for positive and supportive experiences through the following services:

  • Preparation and support for medical tests, procedures, and surgeries
  • Therapeutic Play, including "Medical Play"
  • Non-pharmacological pain management techniques
  • Group and Bedside developmentally appropriate activities
  • Developmental information and intervention
  • Infant stimulation
  • Family support
  • Crisis intervention for siblings
  • Resource materials for families
  • Bereavement support for families
  • Preparation and Support for visitation of adult patients
  • Community Outreach
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