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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 multi-disciplinary care team. They partner with the whole family, including siblings, to foster a positive and supportive care experience.
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 in the child psychology internship program are:
Children's patient Grace Vokaty loves the Child Life Zone.
Some people have a bag of tricks, but our music therapists are lucky to have a whole cart.
In honor of Music Therapy Week, music therapist Erinn Frees gives us a look at her job at Children’s.
In honor of Child Life Week, we want to introduce Kirsten, one of our child life specialists.