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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.

Child Life

Child Life Services

Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.

Places to Stay

We have a team of staff members ready to help you make arrangements for your stay nearby while your child receives care. From hotels to corporate apartments, there are a variety of accommodations available for your family. 
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Pastoral Care

Board-certified chaplains provide important spiritual and mental health services to all families and patients in the hospital. Children's National also has two chapels for patients, families, and staff seeking a quiet space for prayer or meditation.

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Social Work

Our social workers are specially trained and licensed professionals who provide an array of psychosocial services to enhance the quality of care our patients and families receive, both within Children's National and in the community. Learn more about social work services in the Heart Institute