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At Children’s National Hospital, we believe that comprehensive care for children also includes support for their families. We offer a range of special services and programs designed to help children and their families cope and resume some normalcy and predictability in their lives.


CCBD Education and School Program

Our education team is available to help you and your child navigate the school system during and following treatment.


COVID-19 FAQ for Parents of Immunosuppressed Patients

We understand that you may have questions about how COVID-19 impacts your child, especially if your child is immunosuppressed due to current treatments. Learn more from our resources for parents of immunosuppressed patients.


Oncology Supportive Care

Children's National established supportive care initiatives to improve the comfort and quality of life for families of children undergoing treatment for cancer, bone marrow transplant patients, as well as children with complex medical conditions requiring hospital stays and long-term care.


Patient & Family Support Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Learn how our staff does everything possible to see that your family's emotional, spiritual and even logistical needs are taken care of as well.


Psychology Program

Our psychology team is available if you feel your child needs help coping with the challenges of living with a blood disorder or cancer.


Tracy's Kids Art Therapy Program

Our program brings in board-certified art therapists to use art media and the creative process to explore your child's feelings, resolve emotional conflicts, increase self-awareness, manage behavior, develop social skills, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.

Places to Stay

Children's National Hospital is here to help you make arrangements for your stay nearby while your child receives care. The Housing and Amenities Team is happy to help you navigate the process for securing accommodations. While you're in Washington, D.C., learn about activities you can do during your stay.


Chaplaincy Services

Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.


Child Life Services

Child Life Specialists at Children's National are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.


PANDA Palliative Care

The PANDA team seeks to prevent, reduce and soothe symptoms for patients in the advanced stages of illness.


Parent Navigator Program

Our Parent Navigator Program informs, educates, supports and empowers families to be strong partners with providers in advocating for child’s medical, educational and social well-being.


Social Work

Our social workers are specially trained and licensed professionals who provide an array of psychosocial services to enhance the quality of care our patients and families receive.