Effective July 12, 2021

Child Life Specialists know that by centering the emotional needs of children and families in every aspect of care—from environment to treatment plans—we can help eliminate trauma and stress that leads to potential lifelong health implications.

The Emotional Safety Initiative is a movement to prioritize emotional safety at the same level as physical safety in all pediatric medical experiences. 
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Jon Luongo, MA, CCLS


Jon works as a child life specialist at Maimonides Infant & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, where he provides procedural support in the radiology and ambulatory surgery units. He’s also active in his healthcare workers union and passionate about educating colleagues about the benefits of union membership. 

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