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. 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.”
Passion for CaringCan children really express their pain? Listen to Julius...“Julius " was launched last 13 April 2013 at the First Interdisciplinary Academic Conference on the Holistic Support of Children in Healthcare, a conference jointly hosted by the Organization for Pediatric Support in South Africa and Netcare, held in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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
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