Preparing For and Coping Through a Visit

As members of your child’s healthcare team, Child Life Specialists partner with families to provide interventions and support to best meet each child’s individual needs. The resources below intend to provide preparation, education, and coping support to increase your child’s Emotional Safety. While Child Life Specialists provide this support while you are here at this hospital, please use these resources to help prepare your child prior to your visit if you find helpful.

First Steps

Download the Patient and Family Coping Questionnaire. If filled out, please bring with you to your appointment or visit.

Preparation for Surgery

Preparation for Other Procedures

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Sibling Support

Medical Play

Bereavement Support Within the Hospital

Emotional Safety Video Resources

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