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Family Support Services

We want to make sure that you have all the support you need when your child receives services from Children's National. Our family support services provide a variety of unique ways to inform, empower and assist you while your child receives treatment.

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Autism Visual Supports and Resources

The Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team provides resources for medical staff and parents to make tests and treatments easier for children with developmental disabilities.

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Case Management

Case managers are registered nurses who will work with you and your medical team to plan for your child’s hospital discharge.


Chaplaincy Services

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

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DC Health Matters Connect

DC Health Matters Connect is a tool that can help D.C. residents find free or reduced cost services in areas such as food, housing, health, transit, legal matters and more

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Ethics Program

The Ethics Program offers education and support/consult services to faculty, staff and patients at Children’s National. Learn more about how our team helps parents, patients and providers to navigate ethical concerns and dilemmas that can present in all aspects of patient care.

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Lactation Services

At Children’s National, we understand how important breastfeeding is for families and we aim to provide mothers with the caring support, knowledge and encouragement they need.

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Language Services

Interpreters are available for patients and families who may be deaf, hard of hearing or who may not speak English as their first language. This service is offered at no cost.

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Mindful Mentors

Our hospital wide Mindful Mentors program has created a library of short exercises to decrease stress. These techniques will help you to calm your mind and body and find your focus again.

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PANDA Palliative Care

The PANDA Palliative Care Team at Children’s National works to prevent, reduce and soothe symptoms for patients in the advanced stages of illness. Collaborating with primary care providers, we help patients with their families cope with the stress of dealing with complicated medical problems.

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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.