Connecting the Dots: Race and Pediatrics and the Role of Child Life
Includes a Live Event on 06/30/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
In this webinar, participants will develop an understanding of how race impacts the patient experience of families of color and the role of child life in supporting and advocating for equitable healthcare and patient experience.
1. Participants will understand how race impacts the lives of patients and families.
2. Participants will learn how healthcare has and has not supported communities of color.
3. Participants will discuss how child life can mitigate the damage of racism in pediatrics.
Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility
Troy is a Certified Child Life Specialist for and has over 25 years of experience in the field of Child Life, including directing several child life programs in the tri-state area. She has served as the Director of the Child Life Masters Program at Bank Street College since 2004, and has taught the following courses: Child Development, Adolescent and Emerging Adulthood, Child Life in Health Care Settings, Children with Special Health Care Needs, and Child Life Administration.
Troy has been an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals and has held several leadership positions. Patient and Family Centered Care has been an integral part of her work with children, youth and their families for the last 30 years. She is committed to working with families. During her career, she has worked as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist, Special Educator and as a Certified Child Life Specialist. Throughout her career she remains committed to and advocating for the diverse and unique needs of all patients and their family, supporting their growth and development.
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