Supporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs in School

Guest Blogger, Patty Weiner, Originally published at Mommybites 

Approximately six million children are hospitalized in the U.S. each year.

Children with special healthcare needs may have chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, heart disorders or other conditions that may impact their normal activities intermittently for more than three months out of the year. Read more

Top 10 Child Life Memes

Let’s face it, child life specialists encounter some of the craziest things. We’re there to help kids and families cope with challenging and traumatic life experiences in the hospital and community. We love our profession! To avoid burnout and compassion fatigue, we try to instill healthy self-care habits. Humor is usually one of them.

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Using Music, Nature and Friendship to Help Families Cope with Cancer

When a child becomes sick, the whole family becomes sick. Navigating this complex and emotional healthcare journey is exhausting. By having services available to support families is crucial. One amazing organization that has been doing this since 1995, is the Children’s Cancer Association.

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