Purposeful Play as Powerful Healing, by Dr. Ben

Purposeful Play as Powerful Healing, by Dr. Ben

When we decided to focus on the importance of play in healthcare this month, we reached out to one of the gurus of cultivating playful experiences for children in the face of great challenge – Dr. Ben Meisel. Propelled by his belief in the power of play, Dr. Ben...
When it Comes to Kids, the Hospital, and Play…We Mean Business

When it Comes to Kids, the Hospital, and Play…We Mean Business

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This year, we thought we’d kick off 2017 by focusing on something fun – PLAY. Everyone, young and old, here and there, across the world plays. At The Standish Foundation for Child and Family Centered Healthcare, we know how important play is to...
We’ll Be OK

We’ll Be OK

Sean and Brodie Copeland, the two Americans killed in the terrorist attack in Nice were from Lakeway, Texas where Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare is based. We would like to extend our sympathy to the entire Copeland family especially...
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Grateful! Hopeful! Happy! It’s been a fantastic year at Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare. For 2016, plans are being made to deliver our programs in Austin and even more cities in the U.S. We will continue helping to minimize the...

Gratitude

The holidays have something in common with hospital stays. Hospitals are places of hope and healing. Hospitals are also places of pain and sorrow. Most children don’t understand the juxtaposition of the two. It’s an abstract and unfathomable concept. Standish...

Design Kid-Friendly Healthcare Spaces: Q&A with Andy Keller

Ever wonder who comes up with those awesome, themed spaces at children’s hospitals and clinics? Andy Keller is one of them. Here he offers some tips and insights for making healthcare spaces a bit more child-friendly. In your professional opinion, what are the top 3...
The Important Business of Play (Therapy)

The Important Business of Play (Therapy)

The Important Business of Play (therapy) We’re once again exploring the world of alternative therapies for children, mainly art, music and play. While the idea of employing these with adults seems a little preposterous (although, they have a place!), these therapies...