The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings

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While the genesis of the Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) is in the healthcare setting, the theory and practice of child life have been successfully applied to environments outside of the healthcare field. The interest and pursuit of child life roles in non-healthcare settings have increasingly become of interest to students and professionals; however, further study is required to understand the various challenges and opportunities.

The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings serves as an innovative guide for those interested in pursuing child life in diverse settings with the education and credentials received through their child life certification and addresses issues the field currently faces related to saturation of the field, burn out, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The book also serves as a catalyst to push the profession as a whole beyond its current healthcare boundaries. Covering topics such as grief, addiction, disaster relief, and family well-being, this major reference work is ideal for psychologists, medical professionals, nurses, policymakers, government officials, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

I’m honored to have contributed to Chapter 16 of this book, which covers private practice. My co-author, Dr. Korie Leigh, and I put our heart and soul into this.

Many seasoned child life specialists begin to think about expanding their role to serve different pediatric populations and/or settings. This chapter will focus on child life specialists building and sustaining a private practice within the community. Topics will include the need for service, executing a business plan, building community partnerships, and staying within the ethical and professional boundaries of a Certified Child Life Specialist. Additionally, case studies that describe assessments, preparation, developmental explanations, interventions, expressive arts, and play are included. Examples of business documents to help guide child life specialists interested in starting a private practice within their community are also included.

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Making Hospitalization a Little More Fun with Playtime Edventures

No more boring white hospital bed sheets for kids anymore. Let them interact and play with Playtime Edventures. I recall watching a small clip on social media about these therapeutic bedsheets and thought, “Wow, that is a genius idea!” I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to check out these bed sheets and share this amazing resource with you all.

Guest Blogger, Kevin Gatlin, Creator of Playtime Edventures

I created Playtime Bed Sheets for hospitalized kids and families. But soon realized they’re just what the doctor ordered for kids everywhere! Playtime Bed Sheets and Slumber Bags magically transform the bed into an exciting Edventure. The bedsheets come in three colors and have over 60 fun interactive games for kids to explore, play, learn, sleep, heal and just be kids on. Our Playtime Slumber Bags come in two colors and have over 25 interactive games to play. Providing the perfect sleep sack, play mat, and bed cover for kids to cozy up in. Best of all you can play all Playtime games with just Playtime Printable game pieces or coins. Playtime Bed Sheets, Slumber Bags, Pillowcases, and Disposables are the perfect alternative to excessive TV watching and electronic devices. They’re fun for the whole family.

Click here, to check out the three different variations for hospitals.

 

We will be giving away a Playtime Edventure bedsheet set to one lucky winner.

Choose one or more ways to enter:

1. Sign up for email notifications at ChildLifeMommy.com and leave a comment below.

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4. Instagram: Follow @ChildLifeMommy and @PlaytimeBedsheets and tag two friends in the post.

Good Luck, the winner will be chosen on 8/13/22. Open to US and Canada residents.