What is Child’s Play?
Child’s Play is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and teens in children’s hospitals around the world. Child’s Play currently has a network of over 180 children’s hospitals worldwide as well as nearly 200 domestic violence shelters across the United States.
Since 2003 Child’s Play has partnered with children’s hospitals all across the globe. Partner hospitals receive an annual gift designated to support their Child Life department through games and technology. Where available partner hospitals also have Amazon Wishlists tailored to their specific needs. Child’s Play also supports our partner hospitals by providing resources like our Therapeutic Video Game Guide and acting as a hub of knowledge where gaming and technology are concerned in the children’s hospital setting.
Since 2015 Child’s Play has been outfitting DV Shelters with game systems. Shelters receive a GAEMS case with an Xbox loaded with games carefully selected to be appropriate for the environment. The game system helps shelters create an inviting environment for young survivors and can be used as a part of therapy allowing for co-op play that helps break down barriers that kids/teens may have when asked to talk about abuse.
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