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  • Part of Play Is Putting Away: Overview of “Test of Change” Initiative Utilized to Promote Playroom Safety & Security

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Playrooms that are open/accessible 24 hours a day cannot always be supervised after child life staff leave the unit. Without consistent supervision, the playroom has the potential to become an unsafe environment for patients and families. Data gathered through the development and implementation of this test of change, will show hot to improve program safety and security while increasing operational efficiency of child life staff.

    Playrooms that are open/accessible 24 hours a day cannot always be supervised after child life staff leave the unit. Without consistent supervision, the playroom has the potential to become an unsafe environment for patients and families. Data gathered through the development and implementation of this test of change, will show hot to improve program safety and security while increasing operational efficiency of child life staff.

  • A Visual Journey: the Therapeutic Nature of Photography

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Photography is often a key part of celebrating milestones, documenting and celebrating various aspects in the journey of life. As child life specialists, we employ various strategies, techniques and modalities in our work with patients and families. This presentation outlines an integrative health photography program facilitated by Certified Child Life Specialists that incorporates photography into the daily life of a hospitalized child.

    Photography is often a key part of celebrating milestones, documenting and celebrating various aspects in the journey of life. As child life specialists, we employ various strategies, techniques and modalities in our work with patients and families. This presentation outlines an integrative health photography program facilitated by Certified Child Life Specialists that incorporates photography into the daily life of a hospitalized child.

  • Cultivating the Supervisor Identity: Connecting a Developmental Approach with Child Life Students

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Becoming a supervisor is a shift in identity. We meet the required hours and we are eligible to take interns, but we may not feel completely confident or qualified to take on this new role. This presentation explores the use of a developmental theory approach to guide child life specialists in developing their supervisor identity and provide purposeful and productive supervision to child life students.

    Becoming a supervisor is a shift in identity. We meet the required hours and we are eligible to take interns, but we may not feel completely confident or qualified to take on this new role. This presentation explores the use of a developmental theory approach to guide child life specialists in developing their supervisor identity and provide purposeful and productive supervision to child life students.

  • Making a Good Impression: How to Confidently Create Meaningful Memories

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this presentation five different memory making techniques will be discussed, including pros and cons to each and ways they have been improved. Participants will leave feeling more confident in their ability to utilize memory making techniques with grieving families.

    In this presentation five different memory making techniques will be discussed, including pros and cons to each and ways they have been improved.  Participants will leave feeling more confident in their ability to utilize memory making techniques with grieving families. 

  • Creating a Journal Club to Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Studies have proven that journal clubs are an effective means to promote evidence based practice (EBP). Through the lens of adult learning theory, this workshop will provide valuable hands-on information and tools for the establishment, process, and evaluation of effective journal clubs. The clinical impact and possibilities for the growth of journal clubs will also be discussed.

    Studies have proven that journal clubs are an effective means to promote evidence based practice (EBP). Through the lens of adult learning theory, this workshop will provide valuable hands-on information and tools for the establishment, process, and evaluation of effective journal clubs. The clinical impact and possibilities for the growth of journal clubs will also be discussed.

  • Bridging the Gap Between Generations in the Healthcare Setting to Build Synergy and Strong Teams

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This workshop will explore five generations currently in the workplace and implications for interaction. Misunderstandings can occur from different mindsets and styles of communication of people born in different eras. Characteristics of each generation and their impact on staff and patient interactions will be explored. This presentation will focus on how employees learn from each other to build collaborative relationships as well as provide strategies to build stronger teams.

    This workshop will explore five generations currently in the workplace and implications for interaction. Misunderstandings can occur from different mindsets and styles of communication of people born in different eras. Characteristics of each generation and their impact on staff and patient interactions will be explored. This presentation will focus on how employees learn from each other to build collaborative relationships as well as provide strategies to build stronger teams.

  • Integrating Child Life Services in Clinical Research

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This hospital developed a program for the first sponsored Cystic Fibrosis (CF) oral drug trial with 2-5 year old patients with an extensive research protocol. In response to the challenging protocol and young age group, the CF research team integrated child life services for study visits. This multi-disciplinary team developed materials to support learning and reduce anxiety for children. This relationship was integral to successfully enroll and retain subjects in a complicated trial.

    This hospital developed a program for the first sponsored Cystic Fibrosis (CF) oral drug trial with 2-5 year old patients with an extensive research protocol. In response to the challenging protocol and young age group, the CF research team integrated child life services for study visits. This multi-disciplinary team developed materials to support learning and reduce anxiety for children. This relationship was integral to successfully enroll and retain subjects in a complicated trial.

  • Social Media and Self-exploration: Perspectives From Adolescent Oncology Patients on Navigating Illness and Identity in a Digital Era

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    While social interaction facilitates identity formation, today’s teens are embedded in a digital landscape that expands the foundation for social exploration and reflection. Trends in adolescent social media use suggest that selfies and status updates offer valuable information about self-concept and coping. In this presentation, adolescent oncology patients describe their experiences with social media and identity throughout chronic illness, which has implications for both child life assessment and intervention.

    While social interaction facilitates identity formation, today’s teens are embedded in a digital landscape that expands the foundation for social exploration and reflection. Trends in adolescent social media use suggest that selfies and status updates offer valuable information about self-concept and coping. In this presentation, adolescent oncology patients describe their experiences with social media and identity throughout chronic illness, which has implications for both child life assessment and intervention.

  • All Teach, All Learn: The Ins and Outs of Psychosocial Simulation Training

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will describe how one pediatric hospital implemented psychosocial simulations with staff from the Child Life, Chaplaincy, and Social Work Departments. Research findings will be presented in regards to the simulations impact on staff understanding, confidence and competence in collaborating and communicating within the psychosocial team.

    This presentation will describe how one pediatric hospital implemented psychosocial simulations with staff from the Child Life, Chaplaincy, and Social Work Departments. Research findings will be presented in regards to the simulations impact on staff understanding, confidence and competence in collaborating and communicating within the psychosocial team.

  • Retreat of Renewal: Collaborating to Support Bereaved Families in a Camp Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A small weekend camp for families who recently lost a child due to a cancer diagnosis includes traditional camp activities as well as therapeutic elements. An interdisciplinary team collaborates to develop intentional programming to guide individualized efforts in supporting these grieving families.

    A small weekend camp for families who recently lost a child due to a cancer diagnosis includes traditional camp activities as well as therapeutic elements. An interdisciplinary team collaborates to develop intentional programming to guide individualized efforts in supporting these grieving families.