Child Life Therapists use technology to help children in hospital settings

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” – Fred Rogers

Hospitals can feel scary and overwhelming for young children and their families. Child Life Therapists and Erikson Institute alumni, Shira Miller (’05) and Colleen Harris (’10), share how their strong foundation in child development empowers them to select and use technology tools to help young children and their parents to feel safe when they come to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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