Last week, the Child Life program at Children’s Medical Center celebrated its 40th anniversary. The program, established in 1974 as the first of its kind in Texas, serves to provide emotional, developmental, and educational support to children and their families during healthcare experiences. Members of Child Life staff are specialists with advanced-degree training in the growth and development of children. Through psychological techniques and activities, Child Life specialists work with children to help them understand and cope with illness.
Each year, Children’s Medical Center Foundation receives millions of dollars in private donations that benefit the Child Life program. Children’s Medical Center Foundation is grateful for the many contributions that have allowed this program to serve patients and their families for the past four decades and are appreciative of the continued support for generations to come.