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  • The child-life staff are an integral part of the Center's Psychosocial Services team and work closely with physicians and nurses to implement patient treatment plans.

    Child Life Play Program at The Cancer Center 2010

  • Early I discovered enthusiasm, ambition, and ideals; and to satisfy these became the problem of my child-life.

    What Life Means to Me 2010

  • PACT, the clinical arm of the PPPC, is an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians from the Divisions of General Pediatrics, Oncology, Neonatology, and Pulmonology in the Department of Pediatrics; physicians from the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; and PPPC staff from nursing, social work, chaplaincy, child-life, and bereavement support.

    Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Curriculum 2010

  • The program is staffed by child-life specialists, teachers and creative arts therapists experienced in child development, behavior, education and creative arts therapies.

    Child Life Play Program at The Cancer Center 2010

  • The new Alex Scott Day Hospital, on the 4th floor of the Wood Building at the Main Hospital, has 4,500 square feet of space and features a child-life playroom with a specially designed Alex's Lemonade Stand mural; 14 open therapy areas with a recliner and guest chair; 5 closed rooms for children who need a bed or more privacy; and one procedure room.

    Cancer Treatment Center - Cancer Center 2010

  • Both The Cancer Center inpatient unit and the blood and marrow transplantation unit are staffed with social workers, psychologists and child-life specialists to help patients and families manage the stresses associated with cancer and cancer treatment.

    Cancer Treatment Center - Cancer Center 2010

  • The outpatient clinic of the cancer treatment center, located on the 4th floor of the Wood Building, is staffed daily by 4 to 6 attending oncology physicians and physician fellows, two pediatric nurse practitioners, 15 pediatric oncology nurses, one child-life specialist and one dietician.

    Cancer Treatment Center - Cancer Center 2010

  • Full-time pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, pediatric nurse practitioners, social workers and a child-life specialist

    Cancer Treatment Center - Cancer Center 2010

  • The Cancer Center's psychosocial staff is an expert team of psychologists, social workers, child-life specialists and teachers thatsupport cancer patients, families and medical staff at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Oncology Psychosocial Services 2010

  • A children's playroom staffed by child-life professionals

    Cancer Treatment Center - Cancer Center 2010


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  • From the last bit of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland:

    'Lastly, she pictured to herself how this same little sister of hers would, in the after-time, be herself a grown woman; and how she would keep, through all her riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make THEIR eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.'

    July 18, 2008