Meta-parenting Among Parents of Hospitalized Children
This webinar will explore the family systems perspective and parenting practices. We will discuss the concept of meta-parenting (how parents think about their parenting), and further investigate how parenting practices or meta-parenting might be different for the parents of children in the hospital. We will explore what factors might contribute to parenting differences and what the implications of parenting differences might be for children and families. We will conclude by discussing how child life can potentially educate, or play a role in supporting families, parents and children. This webinar is derived from a Focus article.
Child Life Services From Afar: An Educational and Resource-based Program to Support Adult Units in Supporting Children of Adult Patients at End of Life
Children of adult patients at end of life is a growing area for child life services. This presentation explains the process and benefits of a program implemented to support children of adult patients at end of life without a child life position
Easy as ABC: Creating a Policy for Non-Pharmacological Pain Management in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Research focuses on the value of providing non-pharmacological pain management for comfort during procedures in the NICU. This presentation describes the way one NICU team collaborated, researched, and implemented an adaptation of a system-wide policy based on the known needs of their specific neonatal and infant population
Establishing the Role of Child Life as the Stem Cell Transplant Donor Advocate for Donors of Pediatric and Adult Patients
Research has shown pediatric patients serving as donors for stem cell transplants often lack preparation, express fears about the transplant process, and almost all experience a lack of choice in the donation process (Pentz et al., 2014).
Putting Our Pieces Together: An Inter-Professional Approach to Becoming a Sensory-Friendly Hospital
In a country with a rising prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) diagnoses, health care facilities need to evolve their approach in caring for these patients.
The Power of the Assessment Phone Call
In order to reduce stress and promote positive coping, early and ongoing assessment of the patient and family’s needs is vital. Child life specialists have the opportunity to enhance the family's experience by completing assessment phone calls prior to planned medical events.
The Teddy Bear Clinic Reimagined: Enhancing Graduate Student Education
As the field of child life grows more competitive, academic programs desire to establish innovative, collaborative partnerships in an effort to address student educational needs.
Early Identification and Screening Program Improves Care for Traumatically Injured Patients
Children who have experienced trauma are at risk for developing traumatic stress symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder. To address this concern, we created a tool for identifying and assessing at-risk patients and implemented a trauma-informed care protocol.
Keeping Play in the Forefront of Child Life Services in Critical Care Settings
Modern child life practice, though rooted in play, is often focused on acute patient needs such as procedural preparation, support and diagnosis education.
2019 Child Life Annual Conference: All Access Pass
Get a front row seat for our 2019 Child Life conference sessions. This package offers the opportunity to view over 40 sessions from our 2019 conference and earn more than 45+ PDUs.