The virtual exhibit hall will be open through June 30, so be sure to visit any exhibitors you missed during conference.
Attendees of live sessions at the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference may apply for patient experience credits (PXEs). Click here to learn more.
Here's what attendees had to say about the opening keynote session:
The opening keynote session was followed by another intriguing session: Exploring the Unique Healthcare Needs of Gender Diverse Youth. The two presenters discussed gender dysphoria - when a person's experiences don't match the sex they are assigned. "This is a medical diagnosis, not a mental illness."
The session From Cultural Competence to Cultural Consciousness: Demystifying Diversity Training in Child Life Services had a panel of three that talked about reframing diversity training. Members of color were encouraged to get more involved with ACLP - get on the Board of Directors. The unfortunate technical issues that arose with the session inspired encouraging words of support from attendees in the live chat: "Love the grace and adaption! It'll make this session that much more memorable."
“We’re doing more and more invasive procedures in outpatient.”
“Adolescents are often ignored from a psychosocial standpoint.”
“Due diligence on the front end saves a lot of time on the back end.”
“Such a clear example of the importance of supervision and the role of the facilitator.”
“Thank you both for your candor and willingness to bring in the anxiety piece..."
“Seeing the feelings come out in Hilary and Diane is so impactful…”
This keynote featured Michelle Kim (Pronouns: she/her), Co-Founder and CEO of Awaken, a leading provider of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training programs that go beyond just “checking the box.” Michelle believes in creating compassionate space for uncomfortable conversations in order to build connections and inspire lasting change.
“Ned is the ultimate distraction tool in her bag.”
“Just upon entering the room, he lightens the mood and stress level.”
“Having a dog is a huge responsibility.”
“I know kids who won’t get up for physical therapy except to walk the dog.”