Welcome to the Child Life Program!
The Child Life Program at Boston Medical Center helps children and families manage the stresses associated with hospitalization and illness. Each child life specialist has a unique role as the member of the health care team who focuses on children's individual developmental and emotional needs.
The Child Life Team is composed of professionals with a background in human development that are trained to help children and families understand the hospital experience and related feelings. Whether a child is going to a doctor's appointment, having surgery, staying overnight in the hospital or being seen in the Pediatric Emergency Department, a child life specialist provides emotional support to the pediatric patient and his/her family
At Boston Medical Center, Child Life Services can be found in the following areas:
Pediatric Inpatient Unit