Using Technology as a Therapeutic Intervention: Spotlight and Giveaway from Lu Borges

Wanna use technology as a therapeutic tool to help kids and teens cope with their illness? I am thrilled to introduce Lu Borges, a child life technology coordinator that will be offering a FREE workshop to 6 lucky winners. This is a great opportunity to gain PDHs and relay the information to the rest of your child life department.

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To celebrate Child Life Month, I’m hosting a free 4-6 person workshop in Brooklyn on creating digital patient narratives (stories, journaling, teaching) with your iPad using stop motion, video and image editing apps. We’ll look at setting up a portable “Animation Station” you can use in any area or patient room, as well as have fun with some other tech tools!

The workshop will be held on either 4/11 or 4/18.

We are hoping to have a diverse group of specialists coming from hospitals in the NYC, NJ, and surrounding areas. Please spread the word to your colleagues.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on post below about your favorite App and list your Child Life or CAT level (student, CCLS1)

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A little more about Lu:

Luis L. Borges, BFA is the Technology Coordinator for the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. He is an IT professional with a background in art therapy and over fifteen years experience working in a hospital setting with child life specialists, creative arts therapists, and their pediatric patients and families. He has presented at both national and regional conferences on the integration of patient centered technology into pediatric settings. Lu consults with Child Life practitioners and departments on the appropriate use of technology and the related education of staff members. He runs open online communities encouraging tech competency for child life specialists and creative arts therapists. Lu’s special interest lies in the convergence of technology, patient and family care, creativity, and education.

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We have our WINNERS!

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