Photograph provided courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
CLC is pleased to announce that Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois was selected to receive the Innovative Play Program Review Scholarship, and Kathleen Grobbel, CTRS, CCLS, of Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan is the recipient of the Visiting Child Life Specialist Scholarship. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital will undergo a play program review conducted by the CLC Program Review Committee, and Kathleen Grobbel will have the opportunity to visit The Florida Hospital for Children, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and All Children's Hospital, all located in central Florida.
From May 25-27, 2014, CLC will host an invitational international summit entitled, The State of International Pediatric Psychosocial Services: A Global Perspective on Play and Psychosocial Care for Children in Hospitals. As part of the planning process, CLC will identify and invite 40 senior-level health care professionals to represent their respective countries at the international summit, which will take place immediately following the conclusion of CLC's 32nd Annual Conference on Professional Issues in New Orleans. For more information, visit International Summit
The Child Life Council is pleased to introduce the new online CLC App Catalog, a searchable database of more than 500 applications, podcasts, and other resources which may be helpful for child life specialists to use when working with patients and families in health care and related settings. CLC members have the ability to log in and suggest new apps to add to the catalog, as well as rate and comment on individual applications they have used. Applications listed in the catalog have been categorized by child life specialists for a variety of uses, such as diagnosis education, preparation, distraction, relaxation, general reference, and more. Visit the CLC App Catalog