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Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we believe that comprehensive care for children also includes support for their families. We offer a range of special services and programs designed to help children and their families cope and resume some normalcy and predictability in their lives.

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COVID-19 FAQ for Parents of Immunosuppressed Patients

We understand that you may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts your child, especially if your child is immunosuppressed due to current treatments. Learn more from our resources for parents of immunosuppressed patients.

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Oncology Supportive Care

Children's National established supportive care initiatives to improve the comfort and quality of life for families of children undergoing treatment for cancer, bone marrow transplant patients, as well as children with complex medical conditions requiring hospital stays and long-term care.

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Tracy's Kids Art Therapy Program

The Tracy's Kids Art Therapy Program at Children’s National brings in board-certified art therapists to use art media and the creative process to explore your child's feelings, resolve emotional conflicts, increase self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.

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CCBD Psychology Program

Our psychology team is available if you feel your child needs help coping with the challenges of living with a blood disorder or cancer.

Chaplaincy Services

Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.

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Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists at Children's National Hospital are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.

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PANDA Palliative Care

The PANDA Palliative Care Team at Children’s National works to prevent, reduce and soothe symptoms for patients in the advanced stages of illness. Collaborating with primary care providers, we help patients with their families cope with the stress of dealing with complicated medical problems.

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Parent Navigator Program

Our Parent Navigator Program informs, educates, supports and empowers families to be strong partners with providers in advocating for child’s medical, educational and social well-being.