Posts Categorized: Child Life

Supporting Families in the Emergency Department – Child Life

The Emergency Department (ED) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has child life coverage seven days a week split between two certified child life specialists (CCLS). They are professionally trained individuals in the field of child development, psychology, and family systems. They are both have master’s degrees and have completed an extensive internship and… Read more »

It’s Back to School Time…Even at Children’s Hospital!

By: Raeanna Paterson, MLIS, Hospital School Program Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC With the new school year just around the corner, it’s time for kids everywhere to get ready to go back to school — including patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC! Children who are hospitalized often struggle with school attendance and homework…. Read more »

One Student’s Wish

Ryan Riffner, a third-grader at Jeffery Primary in Shaler, was asked to write a composition explaining what he would do if he was the richest person in the world and to describe one day in his life. Ryan took to his creative writing and put together a composition which included getting a private jet as… Read more »