Medical procedures, planned or unexpected, can be frightening for any child to cope. By including a Child Life Specialist in your child's care, you can...
- Feel less stressed
- Have support
- Feel validated and heard
- Be involved in your child's care
Family Centered Care means we really listen! As a parent, you know your child the best. We know your time is priceless because we parent!
We work together to effectively communicate with the provider. Effective communication and collaborative care provide a healthy balance for getting needs met.
Children who experience collaborative care are more likely to have their needs addressed and understood; resulting in less anxiety, less fear and more trust!
As a child Life specialist, I can quickly asses your child's temperament and coping skills and then pair coping strategies tailored to your child's likes and abilities
Imagine arriving at your doctor's office to find a CCLS waiting to engage your child in fun activities aimed to provide distraction, yet. focused on meeting your child's own specific needs and learning style. Your child breezes through the appointment without a fight.
Your in and out of your scheduled time slot and may even have time to stop for a latte!
"Priceless service! Absolutely invaluable!"
"If we would have known Child Life Services were at this hospital we would have never gone anywhere else!"
"Thank you thank you thank you for being 'there' when I emotionally couldn't..."