Child Life Services

Child Life Services at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center aims to minimize the stress and anxiety that often accompany a hospital stay and medical procedures through therapeutic play, medical play, distractions, and working on coping skills. We can support your child and family throughout your hospital experience in the following ways:

  • Minimizing anxiety and stress experienced by children, adolescents, and families in the medical setting
  • Enhancing your child’s emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth in the context of your family, culture, and your child’s developmental stage
  • Supporting you and encouraging your participation in your child's health care
  • Enhancing your and your child’s understanding of medical experiences
  • Helping your child maintain a sense of security during an illness or surgery
  • Enabling your child and your family to continue regular life as much as possible

Child Life Program

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If You Wish to Make a Donation

Click here to visit our Child Life Program donation page