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Child Life Services


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What is Child Life Services?

  • At Windsor Regional Hospital, the Child Life Services department was established in September of 2005, along with the opening of the new Paediatric Unit.
  • Child Life Services aims to reduce the stress and anxiety that is often associated with hospital visits.
  • The Child Life Services team is composed of child life specialist's, child life students, music therapy students, co-op students and volunteers that hold a vital role in the delivery of exceptional care to our paediatric patients and their families.
  • Members of the Child Life team hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree with various specializations including child life, child development, art therapy and psychology. Members of the child life team have either obtained their certification in child life or are working towards their certification.
  • With a focus on family centered care, the child life team helps provide hospital experiences to children of all ages and their caregivers by providing therapeutic play opportunities and preparation for procedures. With the use of cloth dolls, medical play kits, real medical equipment, educational books, art and music therapy, children are able to play through their experiences, express emotions and relieve misconceptions. Through these avenues children are provided with a sense of normalcy, control and mastery in an unfamiliar environment
TO REACH A CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST AT WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL, PLEASE CALL 254-5577 X53408

For more information on the child life profession visit http://www.childlife.org