Child Life

One of the biggest challenges for patients and their families is staying motivated and hopeful during long days in the hospital. The Child Life program works to normalize patients' hospital experience to provide children with activities that help them understand the treatment process while helping them develop new skills, conquer challenges, build self-esteem and a sense of mastery.

Child Life specialists are developmental experts who provide support and advocacy for children and their families during critical times when they face traumatic injury, severe illnesses and even end-of-life issues. That support may start in the pediatric emergency room and continue throughout your child's hospital stay and discharge.

Our Child Life program offers:

  • Procedure Preparation
  • Pre-surgical hospital orientation/tour
  • Diagnostic Education
  • Guided Distraction
  • Coping Techniques
  • Engaging Activities
  • Special Event Celebrations
  • Bereavement Services
  • Volunteer Program

If your family might benefit from our services, please call 561-882-6334.

We need your support, too. 

Our Child Life program receives a portion of their funding support through Alliance For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to benefitting the patients at Palm Beach Children's Hospital. This funding comes in the form of donations from individuals and businesses that care about the well-being of children facing chronic and acute illness or trauma.

As a non-profit organization, Alliance For Kids depends upon these generous donations. If you would like to help bring hope and support to families in need, financial contributions are welcomed and needed. A wish list of items for patients can also be found on their website. We also have many volunteers who improve the lives of children we serve by providing support in the office, assisting staff and patients and helping with fundraising and social events for the children.

If you wish to make monetary donation or donate your time as a volunteer, please contact us at (561) ​882-6334. To learn more, you can visit our Child Life program's non-profit agency, Alliance For Kids’ website by clicking here

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