Safe Niños: The Healing Tree
Healing Tree addresses specific burn rehabilitation therapies through story-based interactive play
Burn injuries in Latin America affect more than 7 million children annually. Improving the healing process for kids who suffer from burns is an urgent global need. How can we design treatment experiences that support op­timal healing for children suf­fering from severe burns and retain patient retention in a way that replaces fear and anxiety with curiosity and wonder? Healing Tree, is a system of interactive therapeutic play elements developed with Coaniquem a nonprofit pediatric treatment facility in Santiago, Chile, that cares for young burn survivors free of charge. Healing Tree is designed to reduce stress and support specific burn rehabilitation therapies. The products leverage existing materials and best treatment practices to create affordable, yet highly effective, therapeutic toys and environments that teach kids the values needed to aid them in their healing process.