Supporting Families Through Virtual Child Life Services

The pandemic of COVID-19 has caused an increase in anxiety with children and adults. Parents may feel overwhelmed by supporting their child’s needs and emotions, while still trying to manage their own. Families coping with additional struggles of a chronic illness or recent loss may feel even more vulnerable.

As a Certified Child Life Specialist in private practice, I support families coping with life’s challenges. Through therapeutic interventions of play, education, and creative art modalities, I help children understand what is occurring, gain control, and express their emotions while learning healthy coping skills. Providing parent support is also a vital role that I have. My goal is to empower children and their caregivers to use these therapeutic outlets at home.

I will be offering virtual child life sessions for individual families and community groups, such as churches and schools. If you are interested, please reach out to me at ChildLifeMommy@gmail.com or fill out the contact form below.

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Family Activity To Help During COVID-19 Isolation

 

Family Activity to Help During COVID-19 Isolation

We are all coping with the challenges with COVID-19. Children and adults are feeling the tensions with being on isolation at home and struggling to find their new “normal.” I wanted to share a quick activity that I have been doing with my kids and hopefully, you can do it too. For all my fellow child life colleagues who are supporting pediatric patients on the new infection control restrictions, you can adapt this activity to your setting as well.

Together we can find resilience and hope.

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