Feel free to contact me if you are interested in private child life services, consultation or workshops. I am also open to collaborating, answering questions and receiving feedback from students, caregivers and bloggers.

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17 responses to “Contact

  1. Hi Shani. It was great to meet you at the Child Life Council Annual Conference in Cincinnati! I have been checking out your blog, and I am amazed at all of the incredible resources you are providing to other Child Life Specialists, as well as to other professionals and parents! Are you sure you don’t have an IT degree or background too?:) Glad your experience in Cincinnati was a success! I hope to see you again in Orlando next spring! Please let me know if information about our Visual Get Well Maps might be a helpful resource to your followers, or to you in private practice.
    All the best,
    Christina Connors, OTR/L
    Child Inspired

    • Hi Christina, Thanks for your kind words! I can assure you that I am still on the learning curve with the tech stuff, ha! It was great to meet you as well at conference, I will contact you via email about collaboration opportunities.

  2. Hi there! I follow you on Instagram quite often and I refer to your blog a lot. Your insight is amazing! I’m about to begin my Master’s degree in Child Life at Western Michigan University this fall! Ultimately, I’d like to graduate with an in-depth independent research project by May 2017. Unfortunately, I’m having a difficult time thinking of topics to research or collect data for. I’d really like to create a program related to Child Life that could potentially be used in the future, i.e. a sibling program or a parent program. Are there any areas that you think need more research? Is there any advice you can give me on how to go about proposing program ideas to hospitals or already existing Child Life programs?

    Thanks for your insight! You’re such an inspiration!


    • Hi Bridgette, Thanks for the follow and compliments! It is great to hear that the posts are resonating with others. Child life needs more research in EVERYTHING! There is little out there, so it is great to hear that you are enthusiastic to fill this need. I will email you directly with further information.

  3. Hi there! I am a Child Life student and refer to your blog a lot. You have a lot of good resources and information available, especially for someone who is just getting into the field. I have a few questions that I was wondering if you would be able to answer.

    1. How do you avoid burnout?
    2. What professional resources do you utilize to keep learning in your career?
    3. How do you contribute to the field of child life in a broader scope?
    4. What measures do you seek to support your career development as well as your day to day work?
    5. How did you choose mentors?

  4. Hello, my name is Bonnie, I am an assistant professor teaching pediatric nursing in a university in central Taiwan. I would like to have your mommy and toys to be my teaching material and as models that I could demonstrate to my students in care of children with cancer. Could you kindly tell me how to purchase ?
    Thank you very much.

  5. Hello, my name is Briddie. I came upon your site as I am doing “research” on the field of child life specialist. I have recently left a job and decided to go back to school to become a child life specialist. Everything I am reading confirms my though that this is the right field for me. But at the same time I am concern about the competitiveness that I am reading a lot about. It all seems to be related to internships and I can appreciate that. I am wondering are there enough opportunities for employment? I am nearing 50 and this will be a brand new career path for me. I have always worked with youth development and programming but nothing in the medical/thereapy world. I know it will take me at least 2 years to complete school and in the meanwhile I will be volunteering with in a child life department at a nearby hospital. Do you have any advice to a “seasoned” student?

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