Child and Family Life Department at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

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The Child and Family Life Services Department, or CFL, was founded in 1922 at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. CFL's sole purpose is to help children and their families feel more like themselves within hospital walls. It's the oldest service of its kind in the country. Over the past century, it has grown and evolved, addressing the full scope of young patients’ needs. Today, there are more than 40 specialists throughout every inpatient area and multiple outpatient areas. CFL has a giving library, a sibling support program that has quarterly pizza parties, and regular art and music therapy sessions. Although CFL looks a bit different on every floor, each unit employs the same philosophy: reduce the difficulties of hospitalization and promote positive growth and encouragement. Photos by Eric Bronson of Michigan Photography.

 

Photos by Eric Bronson, Michigan Photography