What is Child Life?
The Child Life program at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital helps children and their families cope with health care experiences.
Child life specialists are child development experts who focus on the emotional and developmental needs of children and families in a health care setting. Through therapeutic play, preparation and education, Child life specialists are able to reduce patient’s fear, anxiety and pain while allowing for mastery over their health care experience.
Certified child life specialists
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the Midlands that has certified child life specialists as part of the health care team. You will find child life specialists working in some of these areas at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital:
Child Life internship
At Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, we offer an intensive, 16-week internship in the spring and fall each year. We pride ourselves on our growing Child Life team and offer a range of backgrounds to accommodate and grow each individual student. Learn more »
Child Life volunteers
Our Child Life volunteers help us enhance the level of compassionate care we provide our patients. We greatly appreciate the time, sense of responsibility and flexibility our volunteers offer. Learn more »