Child-Family Life Services


Therapeutic play helps children cope with fears or concerns

Child-Family Life Services at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is here to help your child prepare for and cope with his or her hospital experience. We provide various support services in an effort to make your hospital experience less stressful—and put heart into our healing.

The Child-Family Life specialists, through therapeutic play and child-appropriate hospital tours, help children and families cope answer questions. Medical play sessions for hospitalized children and their siblings help to increase their awareness of the medical environment and medical procedures. We offer hospitalized children activities that reduce stress, increase socialization and promote healing, growth and development.

Our specialists also teach families and caregivers how to help manage stress and/or anxiety regarding your child’s illness. They also help families cope with death, dying and bereavement issues.

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Contact Information
Child-Family Life Services
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-273-3124
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