Increase in Pediatric Firearm Injuries and Implication for Child Life Specialist Assessment - (2024)

Includes a Live Web Event on 08/21/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Research continues to show an upward trend in pediatric firearms injuries and deaths, resulting in child life specialists being confronted with providing child life services at an increased rate to address this specific population’s unique and varying psychosocial support needs. This presentation is aimed to inform the profession of child life and its affiliates about the increasing frequency of pediatric firearm injuries and is useful for child life specialists, supervisors, and leaders to become more aware of assessment tools to address the emotional safety needs of affected patients, families, and communities at large.

Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility, Assessment, DEI

1.5 PDU

Learning Objective(s):

- Acknowledge the upward trend and increase in firearm injuries amongst the general pediatric patient population through research and data over the past five years. 

- Recognize which pediatric patient populations are most at risk for experiencing a firearm injury and identify barriers in assessment amongst this population.

- Apply current research to child life assessment for patients impacted by firearm injuries. 

- Assess the varying emotional safety needs beyond the general scope of child life assessment related to the multifaceted effects a firearm injury has on patients, their families, and communities. 

- Discuss future implications amongst child life specialists for assessment screening tools and more robust child life support.

Please note: All webinar contents and its certificate will expire on 8/21/2027 regardless of when it is purchased, accessed, or completed. At that point, contents will no longer be available in any form, including as an archive or as a PDU certificate. It is the responsibility of the learner to complete the contents and download and save the certificate for their records prior to 8/21/2027.

Cortnee Miller, MS, CCLS

Senior Certified Child Life Specialist

Children's Hospital Colorado

Cortnee Miller, MS, CCLS is a certified child life specialist in the inpatient rehab, ortho, and trauma unit at Children's Hospital Colorado. She has been in the field for 8 years and is a Medical Dog Handler. In her role she provides support to both acute and long-term patients following a traumatic event, recognizing the variability between acute and long-term trauma responses. Through assessment, education, and relationship-building, Cortnee continues to find passion in supporting these patients and their families.

Claire Simonsen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Children's Hospital Colorado

Claire Simonsen, BA is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Children's Hospital of Colorado and supports the Integrative Creative Care Department including Child Life, Creative Arts Therapy, Spiritual Care and Seacrest Studios. The research she facilitates is primarily focused on reducing distress and anxiety of pediatric patients with a variation of health conditions. She also supports program evaluation and quality improvement initiatives aimed to promote emotional safety,  enhance patient care, and provide education to patients, families and staff. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy in 2022 from Marist College and has worked at CHCO for over a year. Academically and professionally, she has worked on over a dozen research studies in psychology, philosophy, and child life, has presented at national conferences, and has worked in various healthcare and mental healthcare settings. She is dedicated to improving the mental wellness of pediatric patients, particularly those who have had adverse experiences, trauma, and who are in marginalized communities.

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Increase in Pediatric Firearm Injuries and Implication for Child Life Specialist Assessment
08/21/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
08/21/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes Research continues to show an upward trend in pediatric firearms injuries and deaths, resulting in child life specialists being confronted with providing child life services at an increased rate to address this specific population’s unique and varying psychosocial support needs. This presentation is aimed to inform the profession of child life and its affiliates about the increasing frequency of pediatric firearm injuries and is useful for child life specialists, supervisors, and leaders to become more aware of assessment tools to address the emotional safety needs of affected patients, families, and communities at large.
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