Child Life, Monday Movie Series

Childhood Trauma Across the Lifespan

Traumas from our childhood can continue to affect us as individuals as we age into adolescence, young/emerging adulthood, and through our entire lifespan.  Not only are there emotional and mental implications that trauma has on us, but there are also neurological implications as well. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris speaks about her experience working in California… Continue reading Childhood Trauma Across the Lifespan

Health, Monday Movie Series

How Brain Scans Can Help Healing

The other day, I had some free time and watched a very informative TED talk that educated me about the use of brain scans and imaging within the scope of practice of clinical psychiatrists.  Now, right off the bat, you might be wondering how this really relates to Child Life. I'm going to invite you… Continue reading How Brain Scans Can Help Healing

Monday Movie Series

Philosophy for a Happy Life

This week on Monday Movie series introduces us to Sam Berns.  Same Berns was born with a disease known as progeria.  He helped film his own documentary as well as speak about his philosophy for a happy life on a TED talk.  His parents, both pediatricians, began the Progeria Research Foundation after they received Sam's… Continue reading Philosophy for a Happy Life

Monday Movie Series

What Babies Learn in the Womb

I recently watched a very interesting TED talk about when learning begins.  Historically, we may have thought that learning would begin once a child was able to holophrastically or telegraphically speak.  Others may have thought that a child really begins learning after being introduced to the classroom. However, new research from epidemiology, epigenetics, and economics… Continue reading What Babies Learn in the Womb

Child Life, Monday Movie Series

Brain Development in Early Childhood

Happy Monday! Start off this week listening to Chaya Kulkarni, Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion at the Hospital for Sick Children, speak about how to nurture your baby's development in those early years (ages 0-3).  A few things she mentions in this short video clip are listed below.  Enjoy! Build a secure attachment with your… Continue reading Brain Development in Early Childhood

Child Life, Monday Movie Series

“Yup! That’s Child Life…”

Happy Monday everyone! Start the week out right with this cute video 🙂 Child Life has proven itself time and time again to be an effective and integrative part of the interdisciplinary team.  This video helps to give us all a glimpse into the journey of Teresa Schoell, MA, CCLS.  She helps portray just how… Continue reading “Yup! That’s Child Life…”

Child Life, Monday Movie Series

There’s a New Muppet on the Streets! [Monday Movie]

Happy Monday everyone! Sesame Street is introducing a new puppet who is coming to town!  Her name is Julia.  Julia is a cute red-headed, green-eyed girl with autism.  Her character on Sesame Street will be airing on TV on April 10! Be sure to watch out for her! I have included the link to a… Continue reading There’s a New Muppet on the Streets! [Monday Movie]

Child Life, Monday Movie Series

Child Adversity [Monday Movie Series]

Hello everyone! I am beginning a new series called Monday Movie! Each week, I'm going to share with you a movie that has either educated or moved me in some way.  I think we can learn so much from watching movies, so here is one more avenue for you all! This hour long episode is… Continue reading Child Adversity [Monday Movie Series]