Free Teddy Bear Clinic

Shani Thornton is a Certified Child Life Specialist that supports children coping with illness, trauma, loss, and transitions. She will be facilitating a hands-on learning workshop for families.

Young children can feel overwhelmed and fearful of medical and dental experiences. The teddy bear workshop is designed to educate and support families on useful tools that ease fears and trauma, strengthen advocacy skills, and provide them with a positive healthcare experience. Children are given an opportunity to play with real and pretend medical materials, which help them become familiarized with the tools and find a sense of control within the play.  Shani will also be there to validate emotions, clear up misconceptions, and teach coping strategies to help kids feel confident and well prepared for their next doctor and dentist visit.

When: Wednesday, September 21st at 10:15 am

Where: Loomis Basin Community Park South 3550 Ong Pl, Loomis, CA 95650

Who can join: This is open to the public. We encourage Placer County families with young children 0-5 years old to attend

If you have any questions, please email Shani at

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