Child life specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital use developmental, educational and therapeutic interventions and play to help patients and their families cope with illness, injury, treatment and hospitalization. Our team works closely with families and health care staff to support each child’s physical and emotional needs during their medical experience.
Our internationally certified child life specialists provide care and support for patients aged 0-21 and strive to reduce fear and stress as much as possible. Through therapy, coping support and play, our specialists provide activities to help patients and their families better understand a diagnosis and manage stressful health care experiences.
Patient and Family Support
Our team provides helpful resources to help both inpatients and outpatients feel more comfortable and prepared during their hospital experience.
Programs and Services
Our specially trained child life specialists provide many services to help patients and families understand and cope with hospitalization.
Clinical Education Experiences
The child life clinical internship program is designed for both undergraduate students at the end of their academic program and graduate students.
Volunteer with Us
Our volunteers play an important role in the experiences of our patients and families. Learn about our opportunities and find the option that is best for you.