Child Life program

The Child Life program at Nebraska Medicine was created to help children and their families understand the health care environment and develop age-appropriate ways to cope with the experience.

We can provide support to your family by:  

  • Helping to prepare a child for a surgery or medical procedure
  • Easing fears through medical play, which can help a child gain a sense of control over their medical experience
  • Distracting and comforting a child during an invasive procedure
  • Supporting parents and siblings by helping them process emotions and providing education about what lies ahead.  
  • Supporting children who have an adult loved one in the hospital
  • Providing educational play opportunities and activities to promote continued growth and development
  • Planning special activities like events, outings, birthday parties or visits from volunteers to reinforce normalcy  


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