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.
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.
There are 1.7 million children of U.S. military personnel. Known as MilKids, their lives have more than the typical challenges of childhood; they often face parental deployment, multiple moves, changes in schools, as well as a lack of extended family nearby. When a child is hospitalized it adds additional stress and anxiety.
Standish Foundation has created a program to bring comfort and support to these families. In 2018, we donated toys, games and crafts to children’s hospitals at Tripler Army, Portsmouth Naval and Walter Reed Medical Centers. We’re asking for your support to continue this important program in 2019.
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“Nadeiah had so much fun with her doll. She loved decorating it and making it her own. She was so excited and happy. She named her doll “Faith” and loved that it didn’t have hair–just like her!