Family Support and Resources
We know that a child's illness or injury can impact a family physically, emotionally and financially. Fortunately, you don't have to face these challenges alone. We provide a growing number of services for patients and families, all designed to help support, heal and encourage you through every step of your journey.
If you're wanting to learn more about your child's diagnosis, our family health librarians can help you access reliable information. You'll also find help with everything from language barriers to social services. And we offer family support, comfort during difficult or stressful times, and activities to help make your stay here more comfortable and create quality family time.
C.A.R.E. (Child Advocacy Resources and Evaluation) Team
Led by pediatricians who are board-certified in child abuse medicine, Cook Children's C.A.R.E. Team provides medical evaluations, psychosocial assessments and support for victims and families, and preventive education to community-based organizations.
Child Life helps kids and families cope with medical conditions.
Creative Artist in Residence Programme
Discover the healing power of art, music, dramatics and dance.
Family Health Library
Your resource for up-to-date medical information.
Medical clowns are just what the doctor ordered.
Language and interpreter services
Languages from around the world, plus ASL.
Help for families of kids who need special diets.
Help when you have a concern.
On-site school services help keep our patients on track.
Spiritual support for families of all faiths.
A visit from a furry friend helps kids feel better.
Help for physical, emotional and fincancial stress.
Youth Advisory Council
Patients working to ensure their needs are met.
"In Your Words" video
The Coker family explains why their experience at Cook Children's prompted them to give back and volunteer.