Child Life Specialists can provide psychological preparation for medical procedures, as well as emotional support before, during and after treatment. Child Life Specialistsare specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, hospitalization, and therapeutic play experiences. Child Life is responsible for maintaining unit playroom and teen room activities. In addition, Child Life can provide games, toys, small electronics, and help in celebrating milestones such as patient birthdays.
Child Life Internship Program
Our internship is an intensive, clinically based program which meets the child life certification requirements regarding clinical experience.
Children’s Child Life Services hosted the 8th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26. Children participated in various activities in health, Earth Day and gardening at Children's National. View this Gallery | View More Images
Child Life Specialists Ease Anxiety for Kids in the Hospital
Description: Children’s National Medical Center has a team of Child Life Specialists who work with children staying overnight, visiting our outpatient clinics, coming in for surgery, or making trips to our Emergency Department. More Videos