“My Hospital Scrapbook helps alleviate anxiety for both parents and children, providing them with a degree of comfort that’s simply invaluable!”
- Rita Goshert MA, CCLS - Manager, Child Life - Miller Children’s Hospital
“Time in the emergency department can be extremely frightening and confusing to patients and their siblings. Because of strict infection control precautions, we are unable to keep toys for them to interact with in the waiting areas or treatment rooms. Consequently, with nothing to distract them, time seems to pass even more slowly and the children’s anxiety, and sometimes even their level of pain, increases.
The Medical Memories Scrapbook helps alleviate some of the stress and anxiety. They have both valuable information to help children understand what is happening and interesting activities to help keep their minds busy. And, unlike the ubiquitous coloring books usually used in EDs, many of the activities in The Emergency Department Scrapbook are sophisticated enough to interest older school-age children".
- Robyn Hart – Director, Child Life - Rush Children’s Hospital, Chicago IL
"It took several months, but we really love our finished product! We plan to hand this book to all the children who visit the ED. Even siblings"!
- Missy Drake - Child Life Specialist - Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville KY
“Hospitalization is always a stressful and at times traumatic experience for both children and their parents. My Hospital Scrapbook® was developed by professionals to help children and their parents better understand the hospital experience and to be better able to cope. It provides a creative, interactive way to educate children and their parents about being in the hospital. There are activity stickers to be used on a “coping page”, to encourage a positive attitude, and educational information. The content incorporates plenty of ways for children to be guided to ask questions and express their thoughts, feelings and concerns. It is a great resource that can make hospitalization a less difficult and more positive experience.”
- Henry J. Gault M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
“This is a great way for children to learn more about their illness, who is providing their care and why things are being done to them. Children need some control during a difficult hospitalization and this gives them the tools in a fun, creative and non-threatening way. They can do it alone or with their parent/guardian. It is a great way to ease some of the stress.”
- Francine Jolton, MD FAAP