Support and Coping Services

Support and Coping Services

We’re committed to connecting you with the resources you need for support

Having a child who with an illness, injury, or other health condition can feel isolating. At Penn State Children’s Hospital, we’re committed to connecting you with the resources you need for support.

If you have questions about available support and coping services, please contact us

Contact Us

If you have questions about available support and coping services, please contact Patient Experience at 717-531-8521, extension 281216.

Group counseling program

Penn State Psychiatry offers an eight-week program for children with attention or behavior issues and their parents. Learn how to register for the counseling program.

Sibling support

Child Life staff work with children to help them understand their sibling’s hospitalization.

Therapy Programs

Music Therapy - our music therapy program allows patients and their siblings express themselves through carefully selected music and musical activities. Pet Therapy - dogs can bring comfort and joy to patients, families, and guests at Children’s Hospital. Pet therapy provides children with a sense of normalcy despite the unfamiliar hospital setting.

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