Art Therapy is engaging in the creation of art, with the help of an Art Therapist, to assist with both emotional and physical healing and growth. Anyone can benefit from Art Therapy; it does not depend on talent or technical ability. The Art Therapist will discuss your interests and goals for the session and suggest art activities, which may include painting, sculpting, drawing, collage, or craftwork. Music Therapy, under the supervision of a board certified music therapist, combines music and therapeutic techniques and aids in the physiological, psychological, and emotional well-being of the individual during treatment of an illness.
Bringing together a comprehensive team of physicians, researchers and healthcare professionals with expert knowledge in childhood obesity, the Be Well Kids Clinic works with children (ages 2 to 18) and their families to develop strategies and create plans for a healthy lifestyle change.
Child Life Specialists are health professionals who assist children and adolescents and their families as they prepare for and cope with pediatric medical and emotional experiences such as surgery, hospitalization, tests, and procedures. We’ve discovered that when children understand what is happening to them, they cope more effectively and experience less trauma and anxiety.
Dec My Room is all about “creating a healing place.” Volunteers shop and then decorate a hospital room, with knowledge of the interests and passions of each individual patient. The goal is to change a plain hospital room into a cozier, more personalized space that is filled with things that the patient will find comforting during their stay.
Fit Youth is for children ages 7-16 whose families are serious about increasing the chance for long term health and combating childhood obesity that could potentially lead to heart disease. Specifically designed for children and parents, the program is for children and teens with a body mass index greater than the 85th percentile for their age. Participant families meet in a group once a week for 90 minutes for 12 weeks. Group leaders include a psychologist, dietitian, and exercise physiologist. We focus on making the home a place where it is easy to make healthy choices.
Since 2004, Mended Little Hearts has provided patients and families of children with congenital heart disease many services that directly improve their quality of life.
The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland offers a place to call home at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location.
Social Work Services
Our social workers at Cleveland Clinic Children’s are licensed professionals. They are skilled in addressing the counseling, support, and advocacy needs of patients and their families. Patients in our department have access to two dedicated social workers in our outpatient clinic, as well as a social work team during their inpatient stays.
The Spiritual Care Department provides religious and spiritual needs for our patients, their families, and loved ones. Our clinically trained chaplains are committed to providing compassionate and appropriate spiritual care that respects the beliefs of each person.
Not from Cleveland? No problem! Our team can help plan your visit to Cleveland Clinic Children’s.