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Kaleida Health
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100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Child Life Month

Released: 3/10/2017

March is National Child Life Month, which is designed to honor child life specialists as they work to ensure quality family-centered and developmentally appropriate care for children. At Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB), the Child Life Department provides support, facilitates coping, minimizes emotional trauma, and encourages normal growth for infants, children and adolescents through a wide range of services, including:

  • Bedside activities
  • Bereavement support
  • Developmental and age appropriate activities
  • Dog therapy
  • Holidays/birthday celebrations
  • Individualized and age appropriate pre-procedural teaching
  • Medical play/education
  • Pre-hospitalization tour
  • Procedural accompaniment/distraction
  • Special guests and entertainment

Thank you to the WCHOB Child Life Specialists for their expertise and unwavering support of our patients and families.