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Family involvement aids in the healing process of a child. Hospitals are unfamiliar settings with many strangers. Children are comforted by family support, which allows their emotions to enhance healing. Sometimes it may seem that children cry or act out more when parents are present. That's because children know they are safe, even if they display their inner fears, anger, confusion and anxiety. Children often keep these feelings to themselves when around strangers.
Read more about the specialized programs and services available through Child Life.
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