Support Our Team, Child Life All Stars

2018 Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital

Sunday, June 10, 2018 | -189 Days to Go!

Team Captain:

Raised So Far: $1,390.00

Fundraising Goal: $500.00

Why We Walk

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2018 Walk

Child Life 2018
Child Life 2018

Child Life All Stars

We're fundraising on behalf of Boston Children's Hospital Child Life Department. 

The mission of the Child Life Services Department is to assist and support patients and families in their adjustment to the hospital experience.  Emotional and developmental interventions are provided to ensure that the appropriate care and services are provided.  This mission is accomplished through collaborative interdisciplinary practice and education. 


Here at Boston Children’s Hospital, child life specialists are part of the healthcare team.  Members of the child life department work closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide developmental perspectives and support the varied needs of patients and families.


Child life specialists work to enhance patients’ emotional, social, and cognitive growth during a hospital visit, taking into consideration each child’s family, culture, and developmental needs.  They use developmental interventions and play to help patients and families adjust to and understand their health care experiences.


Child Life Specialists:

Promote patients’ development by normalizing daily routines, activities, and environment

Educate and prepare patients and families about the healthcare experience in an approach that meets their individual needs

Provide individualized support to siblings of hospitalized children

Encourage developmentally appropriate activities and play

Help patients enhance their coping skills when dealing with fear, pain, anxiety and separation from family, friends, and their familiar environments

Provide consultation to healthcare team and supports families regarding patients’ developmental and psychosocial issues

Provide individualized support before, during, and after medical procedures

Facilitate medical play in individual and group settings

Promote family-centered care by offering information, advocacy and guidance

Educate hospital staff about child development and related issues

Initiate tutoring support for patients missing school due to hospitalization

Support celebrations of milestones including birthdays and holidays

Supervise and train student interns and volunteers


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