Child Life Services
In addition to the Pediatric Heart Program’s own staff, we work with the Family and Child Life Services Department, a team of professionals who strive to ensure the best physical and emotional care for patients and families facing difficult procedures and hospitalizations.
The Family and Child Life Services Department is home to many different disciplines who work together. There are Child Life Specialists who provide help to families and children trying to manage the hospital experience and Art and Music Therapists who together form the Creative Arts Department.
In addition, the Department of Family and Child Life Services runs the Family Resource Center, a multi-media library with information about a wide variety of medical conditions. And they manage the Pet Pals program that provides pet therapy for Rainbow’s patients.
They also support three on-site school teachers who can help our patients stay up to date with their school work. At the same time, they support The Rainbow Channel, the hospital’s own commercial free, interactive, television channel geared toward children and families.