Resources for Families
At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s 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.
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
Our Child Life Specialists are specially trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization.
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.
Children's and CaringBridge.org have teamed up to make it easier to keep your support network informed. Create a free web page for your child in no time at all!
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.