Child Life focuses on age appropriate play and education to help patients understand ad cope with procedures and other experiences at Children's Minnesota.
It can be hard to feel like a kid when you’re in the hospital. That’s where Star Studio comes in.
When a mysterious bug bite brought Johnny into Children's Minnesota, a team of physicians and child life specialists became a bright spot in his story.
November 10, 2017 7 p.m. – November 11, 2017 9 p.m., Minneapolis
Join the Augsburg Men’s and Women’s hockey teams and the Physician Assistant Studies program for their Animals for Smiles event! This is a stuffed animal toss benefiting Children’s Minnesota in appreciation for hosting PA students during their clinical rotations. Animals will be given out to Children’s patients. The toss will take place during both home hockey games against Bethel University on November 10th and 11th at 7:00 pm. Stuffed animals will be tossed onto the ice following the first period. Please bring a new stuffed animal, preferably wrapped or bagged so it will stay clean during the toss. Supplies will also be available to wrap toys before entering rink. We hope to see you at Ed Saugestad Rink on Augsburg University Campus!
For children with diabetes, making sure peers and teachers have the correct and relevant information can help curb misconceptions about diabetes.
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!
To communicate accurate, complete information that is developmentally appropriate
PAWH – Pets Assisting with Healing
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 professionals at Children’s Minnesota work closely with children to help understand their medical care and minimize stress through medical play, relaxation, mental imagery, and special events and activities. Child life professionals are trained in child development and are part of the multidisciplinary care team. They partner with the whole family, including siblings, to foster a positive and supportive care experience.