Patients & Families
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Child Life specialists are members of the healthcare team and empower children, adolescents, and their families to master challenging life events related to illness, injury and hospitalization. We blend education with play in creative ways to help children and their families cope with the demands of surgery and hospitalization.
We promote play to facilitate healing, coping, self-expression, creativity, achievement and learning. Our Specialists make every attempt to meet the emotional, developmental and psychosocial needs of our young patients and their families with emphasis on understanding the illness or injury and progression to an optimal level of wellness.
Child Life specialists strive to make hospitalization a less stressful experience for both the patient and the family.
Child Life specialists are also available at other Memorial Hermann hospitals, in affiliation with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, including locations in Katy, Memorial City, Sugar Land, Southeast Houston, Southwest Houston and The Woodlands.
For more information about Child Life, please call (713) 704-2066.
Learn more about internships with the Child Life department.
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