Community Assistantships: Enhancing Student Experience and Child Life Programming (2017)
A hospital and university developed an innovative approach to utilize department funding to expand the child life program’s resources through community assistantships. The assistantship program provided pre-professional work experience for students, as well as a mentoring and leadership role for a clinical child life specialist. Attendees will identify the development, implementation and evaluation of community assistantships, successes and barriers, benefits to the child life program and students, and cost-saving benefits.
Recording date: 2017
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