Volume 1 Number 1

The Journal of Child Life

March 2020 | VOL. 1 NO. 1


In This Issue


  2 From the Executive Editor: Celebrating The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice
  Child and Parent Psychosocial Experiences of Hospitalization: An Examination of the Role of Child Life Specialists
15 A Content Analysis of Professional Literature in Child Life Focus: 1999-2019

25 The Role of the Certified Child Life Specialist with Adolescent and Young Adult Patients in Japanese Hospitals

40 Book Review: Improving on a Classic: Meeting Children's Psychosocial Needs Across the Health-Care Continuum

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