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Child life specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital use developmental, educational and therapeutic interventions and play to help patients and their families cope with illness, injury, treatment and hospitalization. Our team works closely with families and health care staff to support each child’s physical and emotional needs during their medical experience.
Our internationally certified child life specialists provide care and support for newborns to age 21 and strive to reduce fear and stress as much as possible. Through therapy, coping support and play, our specialists provide activities to help patients and their families better understand a diagnosis and manage stressful health care experiences.
Our team provides helpful resources to help both inpatients and outpatients feel more comfortable and prepared during their hospital experience.
Our specially trained child life specialists provide many services to help patients and families understand and cope with hospitalization.
The child life clinical internship program is designed for both undergraduate students at the end of their academic program and graduate students.
Our volunteers play an important role in the experiences of our patients and families. Learn about our opportunities and find the option that is best for you.
We know that you want the best possible care for your child. Our team is happy to provide education, coping support and play opportunities.
We're ready to work with you to explain your options and discuss ways to support your child's physical and emotional needs.
A hurricane didn't stop Willow's third birthday party at Johns Hopkins All Children's last year. This year, she's celebrating with a princess party, and soon after, completing treatment.
The girl is shy, self-conscious. The visitor arrives. Will she see him?
Child Life specialists make an impact beyond Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, helping children at the border in Texas.
Child Life specialists help to change the experience for children who are hospitalized, turning fear into courage, and clearing a path for wellness.
Renee Savic, a Child Life Specialist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, is the recipient of the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award for 2018.