Child Life in Action: Building Community Together with Hospital and Museum Partnerships
This session will provide the audience with insights about child life partnership opportunities with nearby community resources while building strategic community throughout their institutions. Basics of starting and sustaining collaborations between science centers, museums and children’s hospitals will be shared. This will include how to identify partners, adapt education programs for diverse populations and recruit and train community/hospital volunteers. Participants will be provided with examples of public programs that can be delivered at museums to foster family preparedness and coping.