Smiling toddler playing with books at Family Resource Center at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Christi Carter Urschel Family Resource Center

The Christi Carter Urschel Family Resource Center (FRC) is an important part of Scottish Rite for Children. Its mission is to provide health information and support resources to patients and families to help them make informed health care decisions and improve their quality of life. We understand that families whose children are diagnosed with medical conditions have many questions, and the FRC can help find answers.

A medical librarian and a licensed social worker are available to help patients and families locate information and resources. Staff members can also answer questions about community support groups and external agencies.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located on Clinic Level

Peer Support

Getting Better Together: Scottish Rite's Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program connects families with another Scottish Rite for Children family who has a child with the same medical condition or who has had the same medical procedure. Many families find understanding and support through talking with another family who has had a similar experience.   

Families are carefully matched for Peer Support by our staff. Parents or caregivers can let their child’s nurse or clinic staff know if they are interested in the Peer Support Program.

How to be connected with a family or be involved with the Peer Support Program?
  • If a family would like to be supported, they can let their clinic staff know and the Family Resource Center Coordinator will contact the family.
  • If a family would like to provide support, or be a peer mentor family, they can let their clinic staff know or reach out to the Family Resource Center Coordinator.
  • Both families will then complete and sign an authorization form to move forward.
Learn more about the Peer Support Program (English I Spanish)

Our Family Resource Center can provide print and online resources about your child’s medical condition, as well as age-appropriate material for children. The collection includes books, magazines, brochures and videos covering a variety of health topics and services. Books can be checked out for three weeks. Patient education materials developed by hospital staff offer more detailed information about diagnoses and treatments. Examples of patient education materials include: