COVID-19: Impacts and Perpectives
Join a panel of 6 child life professionals in a variety of roles from across the country as they discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their work and lessons learned that they will carry with them after the crisis has passed.
Please note this discussion is intended to foster support and build community with our members. This discussion is not available for PDUs.
Primary Children's Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT
Children's Hospital of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Elmhurst Hospital Center
New York, NY
BS, CCLS, CPST
Bronson Children's Hospital
MS, CCLS, RWWP
Shani Thornton, MS, CCLS works in private practice serving Placer County, Folsom and El Dorado Hills, in Northern California. She provides in-home child life services to families and leads workshops in the community. She launched a child life and parenting blog/website in 2013, called ChildLifeMommy.com to provide resources to parents, child life specialists and medical providers. She is the Social Media and Marketing Manager for Standish Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on family-centered healthcare practices. She has written a children's preparation book for a wellness visit, It's Time For Your Checkup: What to Expect When Going to a Doctor Visit and was an adjunct faculty member for the Child Life Graduate Program at Bank Street College.