Child Life at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital helps children cope with the adjustments of being in a hospital by providing a variety of play experiences. These activities help both children and families gain a greater understanding of medical procedures, which helps reduce stress and fear of the unknown. Through play, the child life specialist helps facilitate the emotional and social growth of a child during the crisis of illness.
The Child Life Program would like to thank all of the generous members of the community who provided donations THIS holiday season to be given to pediatric patients in the Children’s Hospital throughout the year. Here are some photos from the 2019 season!