Pediatric Care

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

Emergency Room: 24/7

38.8655367, -104.821745

Latitude: 38.8655367, Longitude: -104.821745

Pediatric Care

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Child Life Services

A Certified Child Life Specialist is a healthcare professional specializing in child development, with a background in education and/or other fields of healthcare. Child Life Services involves evidence-based interventions, which aim to reduce the stress and anxiety that can be associated with hospitalization by focusing on developmental, social and emotional wellbeing. Specifically, child life services may include general ‘medical play’, which seeks to correct misconceptions and reduce anxiety around medical experiences. Specific play sessions focusing on procedures and useful coping skills have shown to reduce anticipatory anxiety, distress and positively impact future procedures. Procedural support and distraction provided by a CCLS can also be effective in reducing patient and parent anxiety for ongoing invasive procedures.

What is a Child Life Specialist?

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What is a Child Life Specialist?

Watch the video to learn more about a Child Life Specialist.