Aquarium of the Pacific Debuts High-Tech, Interactive Education Program at Miller Children’s
The Child Life Program was developed to help make the hospital experience a more positive one for children of all ages. The award-winning Child Life Program at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach has provided nearly 35 years of patient and family centered care to patients, ages 0 to 21, offering developmental, educational and emotional support. Child Life Specialists plan individualized and group programs that help children adjust to their hospital stay and promote the continuity of normal, daily childhood activities.
Dress-up time, blowing bubbles, visiting with brothers and sisters, playing with the family pet or just e-mailing a friend can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated with the hospital. Special events, such as the Toyota Grand Prix celebrity visit, helps brighten the spirits of patients. While we know our various patient and family centered programs help children cope, to your child, these activities are just plain old “fun.”