Child Life specialists at Children’s Health℠ use a variety of methods to help children cope while in our care including the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. The Child Life team, as well as doctors and nurses, provide patients’ teddy bears with treatments similar to their own to help reduce fear and build understanding.
Many children start the day off nervous as they hand over their beloved animals to go through mock hospital stations like triage, radiology, IV, X-ray
Soon, the children’s worried faces turn to smiles as they are reunited with their healthy teddy bears and on their way – with a feeling of accomplishment and a new perspective.
We’re thankful for our Child Life team for their creativity and innovation in providing therapeutic learning experiences for our patients and their families and to our donors whose support makes programs like these possible.
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