Child Life Services
It's hard enough to grapple with cancer or another serious disease if you're an adult. For children, it can be far more confusing and frightening. Child Life Services specialists at City of Hope provide valuable services for pediatric patients and their siblings, as well as to any child between the ages of 4 to 17 who is affected by the illness of an adult patient.
Each of them is a master's certified professional, and can help restore a sense of normalcy to children’s lives with:
- Age-appropriate education about illness, procedures, treatments and the hospital environment
- Supportive presence during medical events or invasive procedures
- Therapeutic activities that encourage expression of feelings
- End-of-life coping skills and memory building
For more information download our Child Life Services Brochure or contact Jo-Ann Namm, Child Life Services Program Supervisor, at (626) 256-4673 ext. 64513.