Illness can be stressful for children and their family members, so Cook Children's offers a variety of ways to meet the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of our patients and families.
Cook Children's Support Services include Child Life specialists who provide therapeutic, educational and recreational activities, licensed clinical and play therapists, psychologists and social services. Translation services are also provided for non-English speaking patients and families.
For your convenience the following links can help you find tools and information to help you navigate your child's disease, patient and family support groups, camps with full medical support for patients, and some that support siblings, and even the whole family. Plus links to community and educational resources.
Programs that offer support for those going through various treatments.
Health Care Notebook
Parents of patients have lots things to keep up with, appointments, treatments, medications, home care and more. Our Health Care Notebook can help you keep track of everything. The notebook is FREE and is available online.
Custom information packets
Do you have questions about a diagnosis or condition? Let us help. Ask a Cook Children's librarian to prepare an information packet just for you.
Family advisory council
Giving families a voice. The Cook Children's Neurosciences Family Advisory Council is here for you and your family.
News you can use
Our neurosciences Family Advisory Council newsletter delivers the latest news, resources and seasonal information to our neurosciences families. Find out what's happening, when ... and where.
Youth advisory council
Similar to our Family Advisory Council which is made up of parents and key caregivers of our patients, we have formed the Youth Advisory Council, which is made up of teens who are or have been patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.
Camps for kids
Learn and play with others who share similar challenges.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.