Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs. Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with over 200 hospitals nationally and internationally, and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form.
Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Sessions are offered year – round in Casco, Maine at beautiful Sebago Lake. There is no cost for families to attend. All meals, lodging, on-site medical support and recreational programming are provided. Travel assistance is also available and prioritized for first – time families.
Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in pediatric hospitals and other child welfare facilities through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play.
Located in beautiful Cheney Washington, Eastern Washington University offers on-campus and online academic options in Children's Studies/Child Life & Health studies.
The nation's premiere graduate school in child development, Erikson Institute is a hub of complex, creative thinking. We bring the newest scientific knowledge and theories of children's development and learning into graduate education, professional training, community programs, and policy making. Our goal: to improve the lives of children and families. We offer a master's degree in Child Development with a Child Life specialization. The program can be completed in 2 or 3 years, and includes an internship at one of the Chicago area’s top-ranked hospitals.
Fully Loaded Electronics is proud to provide gaming systems loaded with games and ready to play! We take all your patients' favorite gaming systems - Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Apple iPad - and load with their favorite games so they are ready to play. No internet, no discs, no hassle! We offer supporting accessories like mobile carts, security cases and tethers. We customize to make sure we fit your needs and your budget.
Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and encourage patients to be active participants in their own care!
Kids Kicking Cancer provides free programming for children in mind-body techniques of martial arts. Our mission-to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. Through innovative programming merging modern integrative medicine with martial arts, Kids Kicking Cancer addresses overwhelming needs of sick children. Specially-trained black-belt martial artists teach breathing, visualization, relaxation, and therapeutic martial arts to empower children and provide them with power, peace and purpose.
For over 25 years, game systems from Kidzpace Interactive have occupied and entertained children of all ages and their families in healthcare facilities. We build a variety of cabinets, carts and kiosks complete with our Touch2Play systems or with Xbox One, PS4 or Nintendo Switch video games. Many models are available for use in waiting areas, playrooms, patient rooms lobbies, lounges and many other locations in hospitals and clinics. Our systems are perfect for donations and fundraising efforts. Our Touch2Plays offer wonderful on-screen donor recognition features.
MediKin teaching aides provide hands-on explanations of medical diagnosis and treatment procedures for pediatric patients and their families/caregivers in a non-threatening manner using adapters and overlays with actual medical equipment. They engage a child's curiosity and calm their fears plus assist with language barriers.
Regali makes memorial silver & gold charms featuring fingerprints or finger, toe, foot imprints (in the case of very small babies). Each charm is accented with a birthstone crystal, and characters are stamped onto the back. Charms can be used for all ages, from early perinatal demise to elderly patients. Turn-around time is around a week.
The mission of Sara's Smiles is to help create a warmer, more personal, more empowered experience for pediatric oncology patients. We deliver Inspiration Kits, free of charge, that are filled with a variety of items to add cheer to each day and provide a wide range of resources on our website.
A stepping-stone to becoming a Child Life Specialist! Our FULLY ONLINE courses are designed to prepare you for CCLS Certification Exam.
As of May 13, 2020. Exhibitor list subject to change.