Our Child Life Department is here to help patients understand their illnesses, decrease anxiety and cope with being in the hospital. Our specialists seek to make the hospital a "not-so-scary” place for children. With patients and families as the center of the team, we work to treat the whole child. The Child Life Department uses play, recreation and music to provide opportunities for our patients that encourage mastery, coping, normalization, socialization, and expression of feelings. We offer daily activities in our playrooms and teen room, as well as plan special events throughout the year. These, along with our individual sessions help to bridge the gap between home and the hospital. For more information on how to provide gift opportunities or to make a monetary donation to the Child Life Department, please contact the Child Life Department at (504) 896-9350.
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Throughout the week, our playroom offers a welcoming environment where hospitalized children of all ages, as well as their family members, can gather to play with toys, participate in board games, video games or arts and crafts. It allows patients the opportunity to get out of their rooms and just be kids.
The Teen Room is a place for hospitalized teenagers to "hang out” and be with their teenage siblings and friends, ages 13-21. This room is specifically designed to meet the emotional and social needs of this age group. Our teen room is outfitted with music, movies, video game systems, computers, and arts and crafts.
Please contact the Child Life Department at (504) 896-9350 if you have any questions regarding donations.