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]

Child Life, Child Life Alphabet

Child Life Alphabet – A

"A" is for Assessment Assessment of children and families in healthcare settings requires multiple facets. The assessor must have adequate knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a keen eye for observation. Assessment can be defined as “a systematic procedure for obtaining information from observation, interviews, and collaboration used to determine the level of need for services”… Continue reading Child Life Alphabet – A

Health

SIAD – “Rain On Me”

Today is March 1, 2017.  It is Self-Injury Awareness Day.  As future healthcare professionals, we know and understand that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  Self-injury in most cases is a plea for help. Take a moment of your time to reach out to those you know who are struggling.… Continue reading SIAD – “Rain On Me”

Child Life

Empowering Children and Families

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… Continue reading Empowering Children and Families

Child Life

Connecting With Others

There have been quite a few ideas playing around in my head for what my next post would be about.  I honestly have 10 different drafts to choose from at this point! I can never just pick one idea and go with it 😛 But one thing in particular that has been weighing heavily on… Continue reading Connecting With Others

Child Life

Books to Read that Relate to Child Life

There are so many ways we as students prepare ourselves to become Certified Child Life Specialists. We volunteer in hospitals as well as other settings.  We attend conferences and student symposiums.  We gear our classes with a child life emphasis as much as possible.  We continually refresh our minds on theories in development.  We prep… Continue reading Books to Read that Relate to Child Life

Child Life, Child Life Practicum

Applying for Child Life Practicums

Beginning the Journey Towards a Child Life Practicum  Applications, Resumes, Letters of Recommendation, Essay Questions... Phew! Is this hard work or what? There just do not seem to be enough hours in a day to get all those applications completed and sent in!  What I've learned from the application process is that it takes time. And a lot… Continue reading Applying for Child Life Practicums

Fitness, Health

Color Me Rad 5k

An explosive adventure of being attacked.  By color bombs! So first off, a 5k is about 3.1 miles.  A Color Me Rad 5k is 3.1 miles of becoming the most colorful person you can be. Quite literally.  That is if you can survive paint bombs and other such like crazy occurrences of course.  But you… Continue reading Color Me Rad 5k