HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, children with cancer or a blood disorder receive more than exceptional medical care. Our HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service extends a helping hand when children and their families need it most. We make the care experience a little easier on all of you and help you look to the future with confidence.

About the HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service

The HOPE Behavioral Health, Neuropsychology and Education Service is available to children receiving care at CHLA’s renowned Cancer and Blood Disease Institute. Our offerings include:


Experienced child psychologists help children and teens navigate feelings and behaviors that can get in the way of their care. If your child is fearful about procedures or needs help coping with a diagnosis, we’re here to help. We are available in the hospital, in clinics and through virtual visits, enabling easy access to child-centered support.

Read more about the HOPE Psychology Service.


Cancer and blood disease treatments can affect your child’s thinking, behavior and mood.  
Pediatric neuropsychologists lessen the impact of these issues on your child’s long-term well-being. We perform thorough evaluations that support care teams in adjusting treatments, if necessary. We also coordinate appropriate support services.

Find out more about the HOPE Neuropsychology Service.

Health Education

The HOPE Health Education Service provides families with information from reliable sources about conditions and treatments. Learning as much as possible helps you take an active role in your child’s care. Our pediatric hematology-oncology health educator explains information in ways that are easy to understand. We also share what to expect.

The HOPE Resource Room is conveniently located in the waiting area of the Hematology and Oncology Clinic on the fifth floor of the Outpatient Tower on our Sunset campus. Explore the HOPE Health Education Service.

School Support

Going to school is an important part of a child’s life, both academically and socially. A diagnosis of cancer or a blood disease can make it harder for your child to participate in school. The School Transition and Re-Entry (STAR) Service is a resource that helps minimize the disruption your child’s illness has on learning. We can also address any concerns you may have about your child attending school.

STAR staff collaborate with your child’s medical team, school staff and community resources to help you obtain appropriate school-based services and supports. Get more information about the School Transition and Re-Entry (STAR) Service.

Resources for Cancer Survivors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

At CHLA, your child receives comprehensive support from diagnosis through age 21. Our services can help your child cope with the psychological impact of cancer, late effects of cancer treatment and transitioning to adult care. Learn more about our Survivorship and Supportive Care Program.

Contact us

The Cancer and Blood Disease Institute welcomes new patients, referrals and second opinions. Please call us to make an appointment.