Charna’s Kids Club Sibling Support Program strives to provide a safe, recreational, and therapeutic play space for the well siblings of our inpatient pediatric population at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Recognizing that the journey of the young patient’s well sibling is a unique and important part of the entire family’s healing process, it is the mission of Charna’s Kids Club to provide support strategies for these children. These therapeutic and guided strategies are developed in close collaboration with the Social Work and Child Life departments. Our Program Coordinator and staff members implement these therapeutic strategies which help the entire family, especially the school age siblings, in coping with the hospitalization of their brother or sister. Some of these strategies include expressive activities, group peer support, field trips, and special events.