Understanding the Child’s Life in Hospitals

For 22 years, Kythe Child Life Specialists have continuously sought to learn about what the child-patient thinks and feels while confined in the hospital through the Child Life Program. In the  Kythe Child Life Program, we enter the child’s world through play. We use play because it is the child’s way to communicate happiness, hurts and fears. And once we have a grasp of what the child-patient needs, we provide the necessary interventions like preparation and education about the illness, coping techniques during medical procedures and emotional support during times of grief. Many times, we  have also provided for their physical needs like chemotherapy medicines and financial support for medical procedures. This is what the Kythe Child Life Program is about. It is understanding the child’s life in the hospital and responding  to their needs in a holistic way. Because in Child Life we make sure “the hospital is not only a place to heal, but also a place to learn play and grow.”
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  • Kythe guests for Net 25’s Aprub, shares about Child Life advocacy

    Kythe guests for Net 25's Aprub, shares about Child Life advocacy

    On Net 25, Kythe Board of Trustees president Atty. Arnel Bañas and executive director Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo share about Kythe for public service program Aprub. Read more...

  • I Am Hope 2014: Kythe-Ateneo celebrates hospital heroes

    I Am Hope 2014: Kythe-Ateneo celebrates hospital heroes

    Highlighting the kids’ courage, this year’s I Am Hope event follows the tagline “they’re just kids, but they’re braver than you think.”
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  • Ascendas turns over at hema-onco in QMMC on third year with Kythe

    Ascendas turns over at hema-onco in QMMC on third year with Kythe

    Continuing a three-year-strong partnership and braving the monsoon rains, Ascendas turns over Child Life funds in QMMC.
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  • Stories of Hope

  • Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos: Every Day, Every Act

    Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos: Every Day, Every Act

    Atty. Regina Jacinto-Barrientos shares about everyday positive change and taking on challenges as a Kythe trustee. Read more...

  • Cliford’s Strengths and Joys

    Cliford’s Strengths and Joys

    Cliford was proud to receive this year’s “Most Promising Camper” award during Kythe Night. His bright smile, participation in camp activities, and rapport with his fellow campers earned him this distinction. Read more...

  • Ninin Sumpaico-Jose: On serving, sustaining, and remembering life in Kythe

    Ninin Sumpaico-Jose Kythe

    Approaching 10 years in the service of Kythe, Ate Ninin Sumpaico-Jose shares about her beginnings, her goals, and the memories that she keeps of the kids as a long-time Child Life volunteer. Read more...

  • Be a Volunteer!

    The next volunteer orientation will be on November 8, 2014 at Kythe office. Orientation promptly starts at 8:45 a.m. Please bring Php300 each for your Kythe volunteer shirt. Thank you!
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    Please watch out for our next volunteer orientation on September 2014. Thank you!
  • Kythe Child Life Program

    For 20 years, Kythe Child Life Specialists have continuously sought to learn about what the child-patient thinks and feels while confined in the hospital through the Child Life Program. Watch this video to learn more about Kythe Child Life Program. Know more...
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