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Child Life Services

Call 435-636-4847

Next Steps

Schedule Class Online

Email belinda.thayn@lpnt.net

The child life specialist at Castleview Hospital can help children and families in the following ways:

  • Prepare a child for a medical procedure using developmentally appropriate teaching techniques and play.
  • Ease a child’s nervousness, anxiety, and fear by teaching coping techniques, engaging a child in therapeutic play activities, and providing outlets for healthy expression of feelings.
  • Encourage cooperation by helping a child understand a medical procedure or medical diagnosis in child-friendly terms.
  • Provide distraction, breathing techniques, or guided imagery to help with pain management.
  • Advocate for family-centered care and help families understand their role in the treatment and healing process.
  • Provide developmentally appropriate play experiences to normalize the hospital environment and help kids be kids. 
  • Assist a child’s sibling, or the child of an adult patient to cope with the experiences in the hospital.
  • Conduct hospital tours

Pediatric Surgery Tour and Class:

Every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00pm

Field Trips and Group Hospital Tours

Interested in bringing your class or youth group to the hospital for a tour?

Click HERE to schedule a tour!