Announcing new services for child life professionals: Reflective Supervision

Guest Blogger, Korie Leigh, PhD, CCLS, CT, FMCHC from Functional Health and Wellness

I am excited to share that I am expanding my private practice to include offering clinical supervision and coaching to child life professionals that are seeking to deepen and expand their clinical practice. All of my services are offered online, so no need to worry about dealing with traffic or finding parking to work with me.

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Bubbles and Bandaids: Spotlight and Giveaway

Bubbles and Bandaids

Child life specialists have been discussing dress code policies for years. Should we wear scrubs, business casual, or have uniforms? Our job requires us to move a lot, play and create with art and sometimes get an unexpected surprise of a child’s bodily fluids.

So what should we wear that is comfortable, washable and provides others with an idea of our role? Bubbles and Bandaids has solved that problem. I’m so excited to share the dynamic duo, Betsy and Carissa, who created this company and are now helping child life specialists enjoy apparel both in and out of work.

Guest Blogger, Carissa from Bubbles and Bandaids

How Bubbles and Bandaids started:

Betsy and I met 8-9 years ago at work. We were both working as child life specialists at a local children’s hospital in Southern, Ca. Betsy has been in child life for 10 years and I have been in the field for fifteen. Work and family took Betsy out of state, but we were able to reconnect at the 2018 ACLP conference. We had a discussion about the lack of child life apparel and decided something needed to be done. We came up with our name that same night and then began dreaming and planning.

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What’s in the shop?

We currently offer 5 shirt designs. They are all original by our designer, Jaye. We share our idea/vision and he brings it to life. Our goal is to offer quality shirts that can be worn both at work and play! Along with our shirts we also have a great badge reel and lanyard.

All of our designs are currently available. Pre-orders will run October 10-20th and then shirts will ship beginning of November. Our first batch of shirts sold out quick, so we are trying something new with pre-orders to ensure everyone gets the size they want/need. These make great gifts for the holidays and starting new internships, so be sure to click here and get your gear.

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Win a t-shirt design of your choice. Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at Child Life Mommy and leave a comment below.

2. Facebook: Follow Child Life Mommy, tag a friend and leave a comment on the post.

3. Facebook: Follow Bubbles and Bandaids and leave a comment about the giveaway.

4. Twitter: Follow, Like and RT the post to @ChildLifeMommy.

5. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy & @BubblesandBandaids, Like the post and tag a friend.

Good Luck! Winner will be chosen 10/19/18. Shipped to residents in U.S. and Canada.

Filling Gaps in Service: What Child Life Work Looks Like in a Private Practice

For some people it can be hard to imagine what the role of a Certified Child Life Specialist might look like outside of a traditional hospital based setting. Many hospital child life programs take years to develop and become fully integrated into the healthcare team. 

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