Atrium Health Navicent Children's Care Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Atrium Health Navicent HOPE for Kids, a Facility of Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center Child Life Services

Our Certified Child Life Specialist provides many services to our patients and families in the clinic. Please contact Amanda Dougherty, CCLS at for more information.

  • Medical Play to help patients become familiar with medical equipment and procedures such as blood draws and port-a-cath accesses
  • Support and Distraction to help children cope during blood draws and port-a-cath accesses
  • Diagnostic Teaching to help patients understand cancer and blood disorders on their developmental level
  • Sibling support to help siblings cope with having a brother or sister with a chronic illness
  • Normalization activities such as video games and arts and crafts to help patients and families feel comfortable while receiving treatments
  • Beads of Courage Program for oncology patients to track their cancer journey through art therapy