Category Archives: Child Life

Celebrating Child Life Month!

March is Child Life Month! For those that may not know much about the child life role, here is a video posted by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to give you a bit more information on what Child Life is and … Continue reading

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Structuring the Environment to Set Patients Up For Success During Painful, Invasive, or Otherwise Threatening Procedures

March is Child Life Month! In honor of Child Life Month, I’d like to use this opportunity to talk about an initiative that is so crucial to promoting the least threatening environment for pediatric patients in hospitals. It is called … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday: A Guide to Giving to Children’s Hospitals this Season

As many people know, today is “Giving Tuesday” a day where we can embrace the true spirit of the holidays and give back to those less fortunate than us. As a Child Life Specialist, I am fortunate to see the … Continue reading

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Putting Sadness in a Chalk Drawn Circle: Thoughts on “Inside Out”

As both a Disney/Pixar fan and a Child Life Specialist I have been looking forward to seeing Inside Out since the first trailers and teasers hit the internet. I just knew it was going to be a fantastic film and … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Communicate Emotions with “Inside Out”

Just a quick post to let you all know about a great FREE find I found online that may be helpful for parents and child life specialists in encouraging their children or patients to express their emotions. I was searching … Continue reading

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