Pediatric Power Play
Child Life Consulting
About Child Life
Certified Child Life Specialists help infants, children, youth and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and treatment. After completing a fully loaded degree of child development, family systems and theoretical frameworks, Child Life Specialists provide evidence based practice interventions that are developmentally appropriate to all ages. Our training includes a four year degree, with a specilization under Child Life which includes a designated course along with a 600 hour internship at a Children's hospital under the supervision of a Certified Child Life Specialist in the field. Then an exam is completed to ensure you are Certified under the Association of Child Life Professionals to display you understand the extensive training and can apply the theory to practice. The interventions can range from medical education, play opportunities, procedural support, and therapeutic activities and of course advocacy for the families. These are all focused to help normalize the situations and ease the anxiety or fear associated to the event.
Primarily based in pediatric hospitalization visits however, the business is slowly expanding into community settings such as schools, doctor's and dentist offices, foster care agencies, funeral homes and more where children and families could benefit from this specialized service.
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BC Children's Hospital Child Life Specialist: Healing children through play
Grace Heuer experience with a Child Life Specialist