The Skin They Are In: Delivering Racially Conscious Pediatric Psychosocial Care
Includes a Live Web Event on 09/20/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
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- Non-member - $60
- Member - $35
- Student - $15
This webinar will focus on providing racially conscious pediatric psychosocial care to the patients and families we serve. Areas that will be discussed include reflecting on the theoretical frameworks we use, understanding the importance of diversifying the field of child life, considering the influence of racism on health outcomes, and recommendations for our everyday practice in order to deliver high quality care for our diverse patients and families.
Suggested Domain: DEI (domain of your choosing)
1. To reflect on whether our practice is inclusive of patients and families from minority backgrounds
2. Enforce the importance of practicing cultural humility
3. Feel empowered to create a safe and inclusive environment for our diverse patients and families
CCLS, MSc, BASc
Maria Sohail is a Certified Child Life Specialist working at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, within the technology programming and inpatient support role. Maria holds a masters degree in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care and Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Behaviour and Autism Behavioural Sciences. As a visible person of colour, Maria is passionate about advocating for and ensuring that patients and families from marginalized and vulnerable populations receive the individualized care they need to feel and be successful
CCLS, MSc, HBSc
Sherry Cheng is a Certified Child Life Specialist currently working at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario within the Virtual Reality Program and float support role. Sherry completed her MSc in Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care through McMaster University, where she gained valuable knowledge and experience that aligned with her interests in the therapeutic value of play, child development, and the process of developing resiliency. As an immigrant and person of colour herself, Sherry’s philosophy is to forever remain a learner, where she invites her patients and families to share with her unique knowledge about themselves. Sherry recognizes the different interactions and impacts that one’s culture can have on one’s identity and how that affects the care they wish to receive. Her goal is to seek out and include these pieces of information in her practice each and every time she creates an individualized care plan for her patients.
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