UCSF Children’s Hospital Oakland
To expand psychological services and emotional support for Children’s Hospital Oakland patients and staff.
Building a Whole Team of Psychological Support
The department has been able to expand its psychological support staff from one psychologist to a full team of practitioners and services.
Expanding the Team
Counseling for the Whole Family
Bereavement Services for the Entire Family
Because of the nature of Children’s Hospital, offering kind, caring, and thoughtful bereavement services is an essential part of the process for families who are facing terminal illness.
Expanding the Paw Print of Pet Therapy
UCSF Oakland Children’s therapy dog program lifts
the spirits of young patients, one fuzzy high-five at a time.
Bringing on a New Dog & Child Life Specialist
How it All Started
Meet Katherine Scribner, physician and advisor
This partnership began when Katherine, Bob Braddock’s goddaughter, conducted her medical school rotations as a young physician at UCSF Children’s. Under Dr. Barbara Beach, a pediatric oncologist, Katherine witnessed first-hand the Hematology Oncology Department’s need for additional resources to serve low-income families. Together with the Braddock Family, they pioneered a philanthropic partnership to provide world class psychological services to those in need.About Us