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News and insight from Franciscan about our philosophy of hope through healthcare and recent issues affecting children’s wellness.

Screen time for kids: setting safe boundaries

Technology has become an integral part of our lives, but our increasing need to stay connected is threatening our personal connections with our families and friends. Julie Ogletree, LICSW, a child and adolescent psychotherapist in our Outpatient Mental Health department, talks about the negative effects of screen time and how you can set safe boundaries for your family.

Volunteer to make a difference

At Franciscan Children’s, our Volunteer Program provides volunteers with the opportunity to truly make a difference and to be helping hands for our patients, students, families and staff. Whether you are playing games with children, cuddling infants in our medical rehabilitation programs, navigating visitors around campus, or giving parents a much-needed break, your generosity leaves… Continue Reading

Meet our Team: Kat, Residential Counselor and Supervisor Team Lead

Kat is a Residential Counselor and Supervisor Team Lead in our Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program, providing direct support to children experiencing behavioral and emotional difficulties. Care for one kid isn’t the same for another, says Kat, who works with her team to adapt and learn new techniques for all types of children and challenges.