Individual, Family, Groups
New Baby Support ~ We Are With You!
Providing transitional assistance for parents and siblings from the hospital to your home.
Coping techniques for Well-Care, Medical Procedures and Trauma
PlayWell coaches children and families, in the comfort of your home, in techniques to minimize the stress, fear and pain during medical and traumatic life events. We also accompany your child and family to a doctor's office, clinic or hospital for support and coping during well-checks, immunizations, diagnostic procedures, prolonged illness or surgery.
Parent Coaching for Infant and Child Massage
Certified by the International Loving Touch Foundation as a Pediatric Massage Instructor, parents will be coached on infant massage which provides an opportunity for bonding, enhanced wellbeing and reduction of the stress hormone, cortisol in baby and parent! For babies with tummy troubles, there is a set of strokes to aid in digestion, constipation, gas and colic. Sessions may be private, with a few friends or a small group in your home, church or community center. Gift CERTIFICATES are a unique present for a new parent, baby shower or to welcome an adopted child!
Support and Interventions During Family Transitions
Family structure changes through a new baby, adoption, long separation, divorce, extended medical care, parent/grandparent illness or death. PlayWell is ready to provide your family with personal support. Our visits are designed around your family's specific needs and goals. Visits may be with an individual child, teen, family or extended family. Meetings may be a one time session or weekly visits at home or other sites.
We Play in the Community: "Teddy Bear Clinics"
Hands-On manipulation of medical instruments creates a learning experience which allows for discovery through play. In becoming familiar with the instruments of a well-care visit, the mystery and fear are minimized, making the next check-up less stressful and shorter! With the guidance of a Child Life Specialist, children can "play" doctor while having questions answered accurately, at their developmental level.
Teddy Bear Clinics can help with a doctor visit, explain a diagnosis, school reintegration or immunizations A Child Life Specialist is available for a child, family, pre-school, classroom, church group or scout troup.