Resources for Families
At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.
ECG Testing for Children with Autism (PDF)
If you have a child with autism who is having an ECG test at Children's National, help your child learn what they can expect in our visual teaching story.
Children's National Heart Institute - Social Work Services
The Heart Institute has dedicated social workers to support families of children receiving cardiac care.
Board-certified chaplains provide important spiritual and mental health services to all families and patients in the hospital.
Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.
Questions to Ask When you are Referred to a Pediatric Cardiologist for Heart Issues
Referred to cardiology for the first time? Download a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child's care.
Did you know that while congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 most common birth defect in the world, researchers estimate that 1.4 million adults in the United States are living with this condition? Learn more facts about CHD in this infographic.