Spotlight on Music Therapy and a Special Therapist

Music therapy programs make a big difference for hospitalized children!

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital just released a new video highlighting the work of one of our music therapists, Jenna Bollard MA, MT-BC. The Peterson Family Foundation created the music therapy program at UCLA Mattel in September of 2016, and provides the funds to support Jenna in her important work; since the start of the program more than 600 children have received music therapy services.

Watch the incredible video here! If you’d like to help provide these important services, visit our contributions page and donate today!

What Does Music Therapy Do?

Music therapy targets symptom management, reduces pain and anxiety, and provides a safe outlet for communication and emotional expression. Through music therapy, hospitalized children find a way to express themselves and find meaning from their medical experience. Through music therapy the whole child is treated, and their abilities are highlighted to bolster self-esteem and confidence.

Helping with Music Therapy

Jenna works with infants all the way up to young adults. Music is a universal language and patients of all ages and backgrounds benefit from the service. Check out this video to see the impact of her work.

Jenna, The Peterson Family Foundation would like to thank you for all you do for these kids!

Learn more about music therapy programs here. Help us bring more of these programs to hospitalized children by donating! Every dollar matters! Thank you!