The Child Life Program at Sinai

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When young children or teens are hospitalized, they may face difficult and potentially stressful events that can affect their ability to cope. Our certified child life specialists at The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai help patients cope with their hospitalization.

The goals of the Child Life Program are to:

  • Encourage optimal development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences.

  • Educate patients and families and reduce their stress and anxiety.

  • Provide normal or home-like activities and experiences as needed for growth and development.

  • Create opportunities for children to express their feelings and bolster their self-esteem and independence.

  • Provide emotional support for families.

Areas Served

  • Pediatric Inpatient Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic

  • Children’s Diagnostic Center

  • Gastroenterology Diagnostic Center

  • Emergency Department

  • Surgery Center

  • Radiology


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