About Shannon Hood, CCLS

Shannon Hood has worked for CHKD for 15 years and serves as manager of CHKD’s child life program. She is a certified child life specialist as well as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist with her primary focus devoted to CHKD’s neonatal intensive care unit and CHKD’s rehabilitation program.
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    Hood_Preparing Your Child for Surgery_Small Posted By: Shannon Hood, CCLS
    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Preparing Your Child for Surgery

    Surgery can be frightening for both parents and children, but remember, your child depends on you for reassurance. You can help ease your child’s fears by preparing them as best you can with the following age-appropriate guidelines. Read full post>>

    Hood_Safe Toy Buying Guide_Small Posted By: Shannon Hood, CCLS
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Safe Toy Buying Guide

    Toy-related injuries send thousands of children to emergency departments each year. Play it safe this holiday season and keep these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind when shopping for that special little someone in your life. Read full post>>

    Hood_Toy Safety Checklist_Small Posted By: Shannon Hood, CCLS
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    Toy Safety Checklist

    With the holidays behind us, now is a good time to check your children's toys for potential dangers. Our toy safety checklist can help. Read full post>>