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Supporting Children with Diabetes as They Grow

From young sprouts to adolescents, children may need different types of support to cope with diabetes. Read Child Life Specialists, Dagney and Schoni, guide to supporting your growing child by clicking here!

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Tips from Child Life for using minimally threatening language

To communicate accurate, complete information that is developmentally appropriate

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Music Therapy

It’s no secret that music can be uplifting and relaxing in any situation. A growing amount of evidence suggests that the power of music can also have significant benefits to patients and their families in clinical settings.

Child life specialists

Medical settings can be a new, unfamiliar or uncomfortable world for children and teens. As a result, caring for a child’s emotional health is crucial during their time at Children’s Minnesota.

Child life zone

Kids come first at The Child Life Zone. Located on our Children’s Minnesota St. Paul campus, The Zone is a unique space where patients and their families play, learn, laugh and relax. Built through support from Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation, this state-of-the-art environment provides children and teens a place to connect with others and explore healing therapies while doing what they love.

Faculty

Faculty in the child psychology internship program are:

The ‘funnest’ place in the hospital

Children's patient Grace Vokaty loves the Child Life Zone.

A peek inside a music therapist’s cart: What do you do with all that stuff?

Some people have a bag of tricks, but our music therapists are lucky to have a whole cart.

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5 things you may not know about music therapy

In honor of Music Therapy Week, music therapist Erinn Frees gives us a look at her job at Children’s.