Thank You, Panda Express!

Panda Express of Warwick, RI raises funds for the children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital all year long. In 2017, they raised over $6,000 and we know they will do even better in 2018. Thanks to your employees’ incredible efforts and support many extra services are available for the children and families in our community, like the Child Life Program.

 

Child Life Services specialists provide activities that help reassure pediatric patients and their families regarding illness, hospitalization, surgery, or other procedures. They provide hands-on use of play materials and actual medical equipment, and structured and unstructured educational and play experiences. Their role includes:

  • Preparation – to help children understand what will happen in the hospital at a developmentally appropriate level.
  • Procedural support – to practice distraction and relaxation techniques to ease pain and enhance coping skills.
  • Medical play – to encourage children to express fears, discuss perceptions about the hospital and to gain a sense of control.
  • Play – to offer a positive, yet familiar experience that provides continued growth and development and opportunity for self-expression.
  • Programming – to facilitate and support therapeutic activities such as creative arts, animal visiting, computers and other programs.
  • Special events – to coordinate birthday and holiday celebrations and visits from special guests.

 

All the kids at Hasbro Children’s Hospital thank you for your support and helping to fund awesome services, like Child Life.

 

 

 

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