Play with Purpose
Play is an essential part of your child’s health and well-being. At AdventHealth for Children, child life specialists are available to help promote a positive stay for both you and your child. Our child life specialists work with the multidisciplinary team to reduce stress and create an environment that helps support your child’s emotional and physical health. Our highly skilled team leads and delivers exceptional psychosocial care, developmentally appropriate education, therapeutic play, and emotional support for children and adolescents. Our child life specialists are bachelor’s and/or master’s trained professionals certified by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Through play and emotionally supportive interventions, our child life team will help to create an exceptional experience for you and your child during your stay at AdventHealth for Children!
Role of Child Life Specialists
As part of your child’s healthcare team, your child life specialist will work closely with your doctors, nurses, and social workers to help promote a positive experience for you and your child during your stay at AdventHealth for Children. Our child life specialists provide interventions for hospitalized children and families based on each individual’s needs. They specialize in child development and are well versed to the reactions of children and adolescents in health care settings. They promote positive coping through play, self-expressive activities, age-appropriate medical preparation, and education. These activities help both children and families gain a greater understanding of medical procedures, which helps to reduce stress, and fear of the unknown.
- Provide Emotional Support
- Provide Developmentally Appropriate Education
- Therapeutic Interventions
Individualized Child and Family Support Services
- Medical Play
- Procedural Education
- Picture Perfect
- Grief and Bereavement Education and Support
- Yoga Progam
- Special Events
- Toy Donations
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I talk to my child about going to the hospital?
- What should I bring to the hospital for my child?