Navigating the Hospital pt. 5

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
Games and Activities to do During your Child’s Hospital Stay It is common for most children’s hospitals to have a playroom available for your children in the hospital along with a large stock of games, toys and activities. If you are not told about a playroom or available games and toys, don’t be afraid to
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Navigating the Hospital pt.4

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
Navigating the Hospital: Caring for your Children remaining at home Caring for a child in the hospital can be an all-consuming task especially while trying to build and maintain attachment. The Hospital experience may feel like it takes all of your energy, all of your time, and all of your capacity. In previous articles we
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Navigating the Hospital pt. 3

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
NAVIGATING THE HOSPITAL: Maintaining a Connection The period of time following your child’s adoption is critical for developing and maintaining connection and attachment.  Once home, your goal is to create an environment that is safe and conducive for healing. You and your child are beginning to learn about one another and forming a relationship. In
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Navigating the Hospital pt. 2

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
Understanding and Supporting Your Child During A Hospitalization As a parent, you may not know how to support your child during a hospitalization or medical procedure. If newly home, you may not feel as if you fully know or understand your child’s personality or temperament. Learning how the hospital stay may impact your child will
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Navigating the Hospital

January 7, 2019 Justin Walters
NAVIGATING THE HOSPITAL A hospital stay or medical procedure can be a scary and overwhelming experience for a child of any age, as well as for parents. The sterile environment, people wearing scrubs everywhere, and new and unfamiliar sights, smells, and sounds can bring about a sense of anxiety and fear in children and adults.
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Recommended Medical Tests Once A Child Comes Home

February 25, 2016 Rick Singleton
The following medical tests are recommended for your child upon arrival in the U.S. after an international adoption.  The completion of these tests is not required by Lifeline, but for some countries a physical exam may be required.  You may wish to check with your health insurance provider before completing the tests, as some insurance
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