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Resources for Families

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s heart condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have online resources available to answer your questions and connect you with the information you need.
Child Life

Child Life Services

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

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Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services

Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services help children transcend the hospital experience by bringing the cultural arts, arts education and animal visitation to patients at their bedside and in the Costco Wholesale Atrium.

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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.

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Chaplaincy Services

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

Support Groups

Support Groups

Children’s National offers various support groups for families to exchange helpful information, provide solace to one another and offer tips to help in caring for their children.

Questions for Parents

Referred to cardiology for the first time? Download a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child’s care.