Hemby Children's Hospital

Child Life

Helping your child feel safer and more relaxed

Your child’s hospitalization can be stressful on the entire family. Our certified child life specialists help create customized coping techniques to help you and your family deal with the fear, changes and stress triggers your child may encounter. The Novant Health care team uses medical play, developmentally appropriate activities, videos and other distractions to normalize the hospital environment and make your child’ feel safer and more relaxed. Our specialists explain hospital procedures through age-appropriate language to help understanding and restore your child's sense of self-control.

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