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Child Life Services

Sean's photo For many children and families hospitalization and health care procedures bring new experiences, some of which may be stressful and frightening. Child life specialists work towards creating a positive, less stressful hospital experience by providing:

  • Opportunities to Normalize the Environment
  • Developmental Support
  • Procedural Support
  • Medical Play
  • Special Programs
  • Sibling Support
  • Bereavement Support

Child Life Mission

“Child life specialists focus on the strengths and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents by embracing the value of play and learning in the medical environment. Our child life program is committed to providing developmentally appropriate play, education, assessments, and advocacy for all patients and their families.”

For more information contact:
Nikki Walker, Lead Child Life Specialist 402-955-5322