Child Life and Creative Arts

The Child Life and Creative Arts Department at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford uses developmentally-appropriate education, preparation, support and therapeutic play to minimize stress to help children and their families cope positively with their health care experience.

We treat kids like kids, not just patients

Child life specialists are trained child development professionals who work with children and families to help them cope with the potential challenges associated with their hospitalization and illness.

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Additional information

If you would like to contact our Child Life team, please call us at (650) 497-8336. For donations to Child Life, you can find more on ways to give at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.