Tag: "child life"
COVID-19: Summer Ideas To Keep Kids Active & Engaged
This summer likely looks much different than what families had originally planned. While it’s important for kids to continue exercising their brains, they don't need to do it all at the kitchen table! Read for summer ideas to keep kids active and engaged.
Simple Activity Ideas for Kids During COVID-19
Play is incredibly important for kids – especially in times of crisis – but their activities don’t need to be elaborate or Pinterest worthy! Sometimes simple is best. Read a child life specialist's simple activity ideas for kids.
Child Life Helps Patient with Anxiety Through 50-75 Yearly Procedures
Soraya is a particularly anxious kiddo and also has multiple health issues without a specific diagnosis. She needs around 50-75 medical procedures each year to help her doctors get the data they need to treat her. Read how child life has completely changed her health care experience.
Chevy and Katie: Best Friends Through Cancer Treatment
Chevy, a facility dog at Cincinnati Children's, helped Katie through cancer treatment and was with Katie on her last day. Because when no doctor, no nurse, no radiation, no modern medicine could heal her, Chevy could do what no one else could. He could just be with her.
Woman with Down Syndrome Marks 20 Years of Employment at Children’s
Gretchen's mom hopes that her daughter's 20-year career at Cincinnati Children's brings hope to other families of kids with Down syndrome.
Cincinnati Children’s Hosts Summer Camp at the Medical Center
Patients admitted for extended stays at the hospital got a taste of what summer camp is like courtesy of Child Life and Integrative Care. As part of the first year
Two dogs from Cincinnati Children’s are changing the world
Leica and Chevy are two dogs with a special gift: They soothe and comfort people in tough situations. The two super-pups were among 15 chosen by Milk-Bone brand dog treats
Six Highlights of Child Life & Integrative Care
In honor of Child Life Month, Cincinnati Children's is highlight just a few of the many amazing things our Child Life & Integrative Care staff do every day.
Welcome Chevy, our Newest Facility Dog!
Chevy is a 2 year-old Golden Retriever and Black Lab mix who has been a facility dog for a few months, but he is already a favorite amongst the patients.
Meet the newest canine at Cincinnati Children’s
Chevy is the newest facility dog added to the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care. He sees patients at Cincinnati Children’s with Child Life specialist Katie Sullivan. Even before
Program supports parents when children are alone in the hospital
The Josh Cares program exists at Cincinnati Children’s so that no critically or chronically ill child is alone when they are in the hospital. Child Life fellows provide specialized care
Child Life’s Role in Proton Therapy
Read how child life helps our patients through proton therapy, a radiation treatment that minimizes damage to areas surrounding tumors.
Andy & Jordan Dalton give back through their foundation
Some local children had Christmas early thanks to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife Jordan. They spent the holiday season giving presents to patients and their families at Cincinnati
Dogs make everything better
A writer for Cincinnati Magazine spent a few days in the life of Cincinnati Children’s friendliest, furriest medical professional. Leica, a golden labradoodle, came to the medical center last February
Bringing Halloween fun to inpatients at Cincinnati Children’s
Trick-or-treaters were out in force this Halloween, but not all children were able to participate. Fortunately, Cincinnati Children’s pulls out all the stops for kids who are hospitalized and can’t
How to Help a Family of a Child With Cancer
Practical suggestions for helping and talking to a family of a child with cancer.
Life After Battling PNET Brain Tumor
Mitch Stone, a boy who survived a PNET brain tumor and was adopted by the University of Cincinnati football team in 2009, starts college at UC.
Update on new facility dogs at Cincinnati Children’s
A brief summary and link to media story updating the status of the new facility dogs at Cincinnati Children's.
Mr. Redlegs Causes Mischief at the Medical Center
With the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day quickly approaching, Mr. Redlegs made a short stop at Cincinnati Children’s to get ready for the season.