Developed by psychologists with hospital work experience and based on the concepts around which the “Child Life” psycho-social support program is built, the therapeutic stories address in a creative and child-friendly way diseases and illnesses related to cardiology, surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, neurology (and psychiatry), pneumology, otorhinolaryngology. Each book introduces a new character, who becomes the children’s friend, and together they will go through events and incidents that will help the little patients face more easily the period of hospitalization, with all that it entails: surgery, medical procedures, treatments, etc. We consider these stories to be extremely valuable not only for children, but also for parents, becoming a tool to raise awareness of the multiple causes that can be at the root of some symptoms manifested by children.
The stories are signed by psychologists Andreea Busuioc and Ana-Maria Ioniță, both contributing to the development of the “Child Life” Inocenti psycho-social support program at the “Dr. Victor Gomoiu” Children’s Clinical Hospital until 2021.
- Gabriela Amza, volunteer, Inocenti Foundation, Bucharest
- Andreea Busuioc, psychologist
- Ioana Larisa Nițan, volunteer, Inocenti Foundation, Cluj