Child Life Services | Overview
The Child Life Services Department works to guide, educate, and support children and families through healthcare experiences. The multidisciplinary Child Life Services team considers each child and family’s emotional, social, cognitive, developmental, and cultural needs when determining interventions to enhance coping and support psychosocial needs. Using modalities such as play, music, creative arts, and technology, the Child Life Services team strives to help patients and families adjust to and understand healthcare.
How to contact us
Ask your nurse or a member of your healthcare team if you would like to meet with a member of our Child Life Services team.
Child Life Services
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Child life specialists also assist patients in Boston Children’s satellite locations Monday to Friday:
Preparing for your visit to Boston Children’s Hospital
Coming to the hospital can be a scary experience for children of all ages. Research has illustrated that adequate and developmentally appropriate preparation can improve experiences for children and families. Child life specialists are available to provide one-to-one consultation in preparing your child for a hospital visit. My Hospital Story is a visual narrative that can be used with patients of a wide variety of ages and developmental levels.