Here are just a few of the many ways we can help...
Preparing families for procedures, medical or dental visits, and doctor appointments
Helping parents through conversations regarding grief, loss, and end of life circumstances
Supporting kids in overcoming medical challenges with medications and fear of doctor visits
Navigating discussions related to life transitions such as divorce, imprisonment, or deployment.
Helping children understand a new diagnosis and navigating the care that is involved
Support for the sibling of the child with special needs.
Developing success strategies for new routines virtual learning and social distancing
WHAT IS A CHILD LIFE SPECIALIST?
Our Child Life Professionals are certified and clinically trained in the developmental impact that illness, injury, trauma, and loss can have on a child.
We have specific training based in the hospital setting giving us valuable medical knowledge to educate, prepare, and support children of all ages.
To reduce fear and anxiety, Child Life Specialists utilize developmentally and psychologically appropriate tools such as therapeutic play, coping interventions, and supportive resources. Helping kids cope, grieve and heal.
We can help in numerous situations, including coping through fear of challenging circumstances, grief, loss or death, and also coping through life transitions.
Meet some of our team members here.
WHO WE SERVE
As adults, we often don't know how to communicate with or help a child during stressful times. Children at varied ages and developmental stages, hear, understand, and cope differently in crises. Parents and caregivers want to help their child cope in a positive way, but often just need a little help.
Hearts Connected provides support through "Caregivers Coaching" and education, as well as working directly with the child with innovative and clinically proven therapeutic support.
Many types of organizations come into contact with individuals and families who have children who are affected by trying circumstances.
Hearts Connected understands that children are impacted differently by their unitique situations. We provide consulting and educational services to help organizations better serve their patients and families during challendging times.
As a medical professional, pediatric or adult-based, there are many times you are faced with a family and/or a child who is affected by trying circumstances. With limited visit times, helping these patients can be a challenge.
Hearts Connected can step in and be your partner and referral source to get support for your patients.
We love hearing how our services are helping our clients.
“This was definitely helpful. I wish I had this available for all of MY medical procedures.”