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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

Pet therapy

PAWH – Pets Assisting with Healing

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

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.

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: