"Child life services should be considered an essential component of quality pediatric health care and are integral to family-centered care and best-practice models of health care delivery for children (Pediatrics 2006;118:4:1757-1763)."
Child Life Profession
Child Life Council- Information on the child life profession, how to become a specialist and additional resources for parents and caregivers.
Child Life Videos
Child Life in Colorado
Giggling Goat- Giggling Goat offers contracted Child Life/Quality of Life Services; designed to partner with parents, patients and health care institutions in helping children cope with the stress and uncertainty accompanied with illness, injury, surgery or disability.
Mobile Child life services offered throughout the front range and northern Colorado.
Children's Hospital Colorado- The Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life program is staffed by specialists who help patients and families adjust and cope with the hospital or clinic setting, illness or injury and the treatments involved. Specialists have training in ways to use play, recreation and educational techniques to assist children and families. Therapeutic Recreation/Child Life services are available to patients at Children's Hospital Colorado at no extra charge.
Denver Health- The Child Life ZONE is a state-of-the-art therapeutic and educational sanctuary for pediatric patients and their families and is one of just seven ZONEs in the nation – and the only one in Denver!
The Family Crisis Center Child Life Specialist works closely with the medical team to provide therapeutic play opportunities for children who have experienced a very recent crisis.
Mountain West Child Life Association- This new, regional Child Life networking group includes Child Life programs in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Idaho.
Mothers Milk bank-A program of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, Mothers' Milk Bank is one of 13 operating donor human milk banks in North America. Mothers' Milk Bank, in Colorado consistently provides more milk to hospitals than any other non-profit milk bank. The milk is sent to more than 120 different hospitals in 24 states supplying milk to babies across the country that have allergies to formula, certain illnesses or need human milk to thrive.
Brent's Place-There is a place where families are offered hope and healing when facing the most demanding time of their lives. There is a place where kids being treated for life threatening cancer can still be kids. Brent's Place is designed to offer families “Safe-Clean” individualized housing in an environment virtually free from dander, dust, mold and other infectious agents.
the Stink Bug Project-The Stink Bug Project supports families, living in the Rocky Mountain region*, who have a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. We provide well-trained, loving companion dogs from the Prison-Trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries. Dogs have been shown to lower stress for patients and caregivers and we think that finding the perfect best friend during this stressful time will make a huge difference. We also find ways to help siblings, who tend to get lost in the shuffle during this difficult time.
Online Medical Resources
Kids Health- Great site for medical information broken down into three categories; Parents, Teens and Kids
Medline Plus- Great source for looking up reliable information on medical needs.
Mesothelioma - For mesothelioma patients and loved ones, providing free resources, education, support, and hope
The Colors of Healing-The Colors of Healing Program is a program within the Spiritual Care Department at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep- Nonprofit organization that provides families with a gift of professional remembrance photographs of the loss of a baby.
The Dougy Center- National organization offering resources for families and children dealing with grief.
Three Hopeful Hearts-
3Hopeful Hearts provides bereaved parents and families opportunities to honor, find hope and seek healing through events, support, education and remembrance.
Wholeness Center- Designed to foster strong vibrant natural health for you and your family, our center offers integrative medicine for your whole family through a wide variety of holistic services
Touchstone Health Partners-
We work with: Individuals and families
People working through situational depression or anxiety, and those who are living with chronic, serious mental illnesses that they will need to manage throughout their life
Rest assured you and your family will receive the attentive care, dignity and respect you deserve – no matter who you are.