Ethical Focus on Academic Programs and Clinical Internships: Increasing Diversity in the Profession

In this call to action workshop, we will examine the ethical responsibility of all Certified Child Life Specialists to become active agents in increasing diversity within our field. By examining historical professional contexts and standardized pathways to the field, we will explore ways in which we can shift the paradigm, developing a new kaleidoscope profession that mirrors the patients and families we serve.

Identify barriers and challenges that impede the development of a diverse Child Life workforce.
Identify solutions to overcoming implicit and explicit bias in classroom settings.
Identify solutions to overcoming implicit and explicit bias in the internship application process.
Develop individualized action plans to that facilitate bias-reduction in Child Life Practice.
Develop individualized action plans that increase opportunities for underrepresented populations to enter the Child Life field.

Suggested Domain: Ethics

Thank you to our generous sponsor of this webinar, Starlight, for helping to provide this webinar programming for child life specialists.

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Colleen Cameron

CCLS

Colleen Cameron is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University, focusing on the intersection of curriculum and practice. Cameron has held both clinical and supervisory positions at academic medical centers across the United States including the University of California and the State University of New York. Most recently, she completed her End of Life Doula training with INELDA with a focus on pediatric populations. Cameron currently serves on the Council for Disabiity Access and Inclusion at Syracuse University.
Professor Cameron led the Department of Human Development and Family Science to become the first endorsed academic program by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Cameron’s contributions as an active member of the Association of Child Life Professionals include functioning as an item writer for the Child Life Professional Certification Exam, serving as an Academic Program Reviewer, Wheelock College Academic Summit participant, Detroit Academic Summit participant, and also supported the form and function of academic meetings and track panning groups over the years.

Professor Cameron has received numerous awards for her research in interdisciplinary approaches to pediatric pain management from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Pediatric Nurses, Pediatric Academic Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain/ Pain in Childhood, and is the recipient of the Chancellors Award for Public Engagement at Syracuse University.

Professor Cameron has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatrics and the International Journal of Play, and is published in the British Medical Journal, Child Life Bulletin, and the Cambridge Handbook of Play.  

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Ethical Focus on Academic Programs and Clinical Internships: Increasing Diversity in the Profession
10/29/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
10/29/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
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Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Sponsor Video
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Open to view video. Thank you to our generous sponsor of this webinar, Starlight, for helping to provide this webinar programming for child life specialists.
Certificate
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available