The Child Life Department at Brenner Children's supports children and families in adjusting to hospitalization. Understanding their concerns as well as common developmental reactions to illness and hospitalization they work to create a more positive experience. Our Certified Child Life specialists provide a variety of services to the inpatient units at Brenner.

Being in the hospital can be scary and stressful. Child Life Specialists provide services that maintain development, increase understanding for tests, procedures and healthcare experiences through preparation and medical play, advocate for families, support during difficult times and bring opportunities for fun.   

Kids need more than medicine to get well.