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Child Life Specialists at St. Charles Bend

Injury, illness and medical treatment can be challenging and stressful, especially for children. St. Charles offers a child life program to help support you and your child during a hospital stay or medical encounter.

Certified child life specialists are educated and trained in the developmental and psychological impact of illness and injury. They work in partnership with families as part of the health care team to meet the psychosocial, emotional and developmental needs of children and adolescents.

Each of our child life specialists has earned a bachelor's or master’s degree in child development or related field, completed a rigorous internship and maintains their certification from the Child Life Certification Commission.

A child life specialist can help your child with:

  • Medical and pre-surgery preparation
  • Support for a medical procedure

If you would like to request the support of a child life specialist, please ask your child's nurse or any member of their care team or call the Child Life Program directly 541-382-4321 extension 3579 or 541-706-2900 extension 3579.