Baylor Scott & White Health is one of the first health system to add child life specialists to their healthcare team in the adult setting.

Season 2 Episode 42: Cinda McDonald, BSW Health, Child Life Specialist

Baylor Scott & White Health is one of the first health system to add child life specialists to their healthcare team in the adult setting. The child life specialists provide emotional and behavioral support to children who have seriously ill or injured adults in their lives. They are part of the Baylor Scott & White Health Supportive and Palliative Care team.

BSW Health created this program with positions called Child Life Specialist to support these children through the process of an adults illness. This program is providing the foundation for these children to have a healthy way to deal with real grief at a young age. Many children who don’t receive this type of service end up dealing with their own grief in unhealthy ways as they grow into adulthood.