Child Life Program on Long Island
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About My Campaign
The Child Life Program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island is a therapeutic play program designed to meet the unique emotional and developmental needs of the pediatric patient and ease the stress of hospitalization for both the patient and family. Child Life strives to promote optimum development of children, adolescents, and families throughout the hospital experience.
One of the main goals is to enhance the pediatric patients’ ability to cope successfully in the health care setting. We aim not only to decrease the psychological trauma associated with illness, but to try to make it a positive experience for the child’s growth and development.
Child Life Specialists are trained in child development and in meeting the special needs of children who are ill. Through play, education, and support, they build a special, trusting relationship with the pediatric patient while helping them understand and adjust to hospitalization through age-appropriate explanations. Contact with a Child Life Specialist almost always guarantees to reduce a child’s tears, fears and loneliness.
Every day, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island, Department of Pediatrics treats hundreds of patients. Undergoing medical treatment can be an uncertain, scary time for families, as normal “kid” activities take a backseat to getting better. It’s important to us that our pediatric patients have the opportunity to just be kids. We ask that you consider a gift that brings joy and health into the lives of some of our youngest patients.
Monetary donations have the greatest impact and allow us to use the funds in ways most helpful for children and families. Donations of toys, books and games from our Amazon Wishlist are also welcome.
The Child Life Program at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island relies on the philanthropic support of the community. Your gift to support and expand the program is invaluable and truly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your generous contribution.
Nicole Almeida MS, CCLS
Director, Child Life Program
Leonard R. Krilov, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
This campaign supports: NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Child Life
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