CCLSs Perceptions Of Animal Assisted Therapy On Their Psychosocial and Psychological Well-being In The Clinical Settings
The research findings highlight both the benefits and drawbacks of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) and examine the impact of AAT on the psychological and psychosocial well-being of CCLS.Register
The Intern(Z) Are Coming! Effective Precepting in the Age of Generation Z
As Generation Z becomes the predominant demographic for child life learners, preceptors will benefit from examining their teaching methodologies to help ensure this newest generation of professionals can forge sustainable careers that reflect the values of the profession.Register
Enhancing Pediatric Mental Health and Trauma Care in Emergency Departments: The Collaborative Care Model
This presentation explores current approaches to caring for this population, emphasizing the demonstrated effectiveness of a collaborative care model to support pediatric behavioral health and trauma patients in the ED.Register
Sensory Overload: Burns and ASD
This presentation will outline the distinctive needs of burn survivors with ASD, including a clear explanation of what ASD is, the common stressors that children with ASD experience when entering a hospital, stressors that a burn unit may add, and interventions on how to provide appropriate support to these patients.Register
You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Good: Assessing and Addressing Perfectionism and Impostorism in the Child Life Field
The authors will present research highlighting the prevalence of perfectionism and impostorism among child life students and specialists, and how these factors can impact clinical training, professional practice, and personal well-being.Register
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Research and Publications
Supporting Autistic Child Life Students
Hear what the author found most supportive to their learning process as an autistic child life student.
Refocusing on Competencies: A "Yes AND Approach" to the Child Life Crisis
It is time to recognize that child life services, rooted in the child life competencies, are not setting-specific, and therefore the pathway to child life must also reflect this reality.
Child Life Services for Siblings of Chronically Ill Children
The purpose of this survey-based study was to examine the type, frequency, and barriers to providing child life services to siblings.
Child Life Internship Readiness: Perspectives of Child Life Academics
This mixed-methods study captures the perspectives of child life academics with the goal to understand the child life intern preparation process.
Stress, Success, and Burnout: The Relationship Between Impostor Phenomenon and Burnout in Certified Child Life Specialists
The aim of the study is to understand how and what factors put child life specialists at risk for experiencing these phenomena.
Scenes from the Life: The effects of gun violence on children and families
Hear from three CCLSs who share their experiences working with children and families that have been affected by gun violence.
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