Child Life

Empowering Children and Families

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em·pow·er, əmˈpou(ə)r, verb
  • to give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
  • to make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights

I recently read a wonderful post written by Child Life Specialist, Lauren Meyer, M.A, who works at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  She touched on some wonderful ideas about how we as Child Life Specialists can empower children and their families.

A few of the key empowerment ideas she points out are normalizing of the hospital environment through play, providing emotional support, providing information about what to expect, and advocating for children.

I posted a link to the article below! Definitely a great read.  She presents the information in such a way that is easy to read and understand! 🙂

Child Life Specialists: Empowering Pediatric Patients through Knowledge & Play

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