MIB Agents is a leading pediatric osteosarcoma nonprofit dedicated to Making It Better for our community of patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers with the goal of less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for this aggressive bone cancer.
Dr. Scribbles is a company focused on improving the patient experience for children. The flagship product, Dr. Scribbles exam room table paper, offers games and coloring areas.
It also features the Dr. scribbles Healthcare Team—Dr. Caring, Dr. Witty, Charity, Martin, Faith, Hope and Jason. Their mission is to teach children lessons about physical and emotional health.
You will be inspired to witness how engaged children—and their parent(s)—will result in smiles.
As the industry leader, ZONO Technologies is a forward-thinking, innovative company that manufactures sustainable, renewable, and liquid chemical-free sanitizing cabinets, chambers, and rooms for child life specialist organizations and service providers. The ZONO kills 99.99% of common viruses and 99.9% of common bacteria in just 30 minutes. Our core purpose is to provide safe disinfecting and sanitizing solutions that protect the health and welfare of all people and the earth. To do so, we developed a system validated by independent laboratory testing which meets stringent standards set by the EPA and the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. The ZONO product line is constantly being modified to progressively incorporate the latest sustainable concepts. It boasts zero-emissions engineering, minimal water usage, and only requires a standard household electrical circuit for power. All ZONO ozone cabinets are constructed of recyclable aluminum and consist of renewable components that are simple to replace, inexpensive to upgrade, and are designed for a 25-year lifespan.
Azusa Pacific University - M.S. in Child Life
Azusa Pacific’s Department of Psychology is an energetic community of scholars equipping students to understand the field of psychology through academically rigorous coursework,
hands-on laboratory research, internships with community agencies, and individual research projects—experiences that prepare students to be competitive in today’s top graduate school programs. Azusa Pacific University’s Master’s in Child Life program prepares men and women for this special role, utilizing advanced academic preparation and hands-on experiences within a framework of Christian compassion.
Project Sunshine is an international nonprofit that brings joy and play to pediatric patients through a corps of over 20,000 volunteers. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is one of the most effective methods of reducing stress in kids. We support pediatric patients through in-person volunteering, Activity Kits, and through TelePlay, our newest program. TelePlay provides play and social interactions led by trained volunteers to children at home or in the hospital via a HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform. Project Sunshine in-person volunteers bring joy and play, as well as human connection, to children 425+ medical facility partners across the country. Project Sunshine Activity Kits are an individualized packet of materials to inspire play and engagement that are provided to medical facility partners for use with children. The materials spark joy and provide therapeutic value to the physical and emotional healing process. To learn more about Project Sunshine visit ProjectSunshine.org
Connect-123 Global Practicum Programs
Connect-123 partners with universities to provide career-related practicum and internship programs across the globe. Since 2008, we have run Child Life programs in South Africa and, more recently, have developed a 4-week Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, which follows ACLP guidelines.
The program, which is led by Certified Child Life Specialists with decades of experience, including a past president of the ACLP, is one of the few international practicum experiences available to Child Life students and was a finalist for the GoAbroad Innovation Awards.
Sara’s Smiles Foundation
Sara’s Smiles Foundation provides care packages, called Inspiration Kits, for pediatric oncology patients. Inspiration Kits are durable, portable attache cases filled with items designed to help families stay organized, entertained, and connected to a network of support.
Private Social Networks
Relationship with patients, their families last longer than the patient's stay. Making and continuing deep connections means they develop more trust in your healthcare organization and choose you as their preferred provider. To deepen connections, you have to understand where your connection to the patient is currently weak and how you can strengthen it.
The Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign supports children with cancer through funding and awareness. Aflac has contributed more than $150 million to pediatric cancer research and treatment since 1995, and most recently introduced My Special Aflac Duck ® – a unique social robot – designed to provide comfort, joy and medical play to patients. Children with cancer, ages 3 and up, can receive their own My Special Aflac Duck –free-of-charge – by asking their healthcare team.
Medcalm is the foremost provider of children's content, servicing many of the finest pediatric hospitals nationwide. Blue Monkey Planet is the first pediatric channel that provides relaxation and educational content as part of an innovative series of family-friendly video programs specifically designed for children. Blue Monkey Planet is designed for relaxation, healing, and fun. Hospitals and families can be assured that the content is suitable for children of all ages.
CaringBridge is a global, nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during hospitalization, treatment and recovery. Through the use of free, personal, protected websites and app, people easily share updates, receive encouragement and coordinate help from their community. CaringBridge provides control and a safe environment for people facing any health condition. Since 1997, over 850,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. Combined, those sites have received 4.4 billion visits. CaringBridge is shared by hundreds of organizations, hospitals and health systems with no financial or contractual obligations.
Explore a new family support resource today.
Wonders & Worries Registered Provider Program
Wonders & Worries
is an Austin-based non-profit providing psychosocial support services for children impacted by an adult’s illness. The curriculum has been validated both qualitatively and quantitatively, and is backed by many years of experience. It is available as a training opportunity for clinicians wishing to broaden their skill set with this population. The Registered Wonders & Worries Provider program provides training, consultation and ongoing support to clinicians who wish to become part of our network and support families within their hospitals or communities. In addition to the Registered Provider program, Wonders & Worries also offers training through webinars and online continuing education courses.
Kids Kicking Cancer
The Heroes Circle program provides therapeutic martial arts classes and hospital visits for children, teens, and siblings. Our mission is to ease the pain of very sick children while empowering them to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. Virtual classes, one-on-one sessions with martial artists, and tapped mini classes now offered. Martial Arts Super Power Kits available to order, includes empowerment coloring book and activities for children experiencing illness. All programs are cost-free for families.
GiftsWithHope.com offers unique gifts for patients, and healthcare providers as well as opportunities to support important causes. To help those in need, all items may be purchased or donated through www.GiftsWithHope.com. Visit us today to send a message of hope and support - Because You Care.
Regali makes silver and gold memorial fingerprint charms from imprints of a person’s finger, toe, or foot. Each charm captures the uniqueness of the individual and is personalized with the family’s choice of letters on the back and an accent crystal. These bereavement charms can be made of any patient, from an early fetal demise to our oldest loved one. We offer a free sample charm to prospective hospital and hospice partners. Email Anne to request.
Beads of Courage, Inc.
Every Beads of Courage® program integrates the use of beads, the earliest art form known to humans, as visible and tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed.
Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed. Visit the Program Store.
Our Online Master of Science in Child Development with a Child Life Leadership Concentration is designed for experienced Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLSs) seeking to take the next step in their careers toward greater leadership within the workplace. Students will gain skills in developing programs, advocating for system changes, and leading teams of practitioners to optimize outcomes for children and families, both within and outside of traditional hospital settings.
UCSB Extension | PaCE
A stepping-stone to becoming a Child Life Specialist! Our FULLY ONLINE courses are designed to prepare you for CCLS Certification Exam
Marian University has partnered with national and international organizations to create a student-centered online platform for earning your Master of Science in Thanatology. Learn more at MarianUniversity.edu/degree/thanatology.
For over 25 years, Kidzpace Interactive has been building game systems for healthcare facilities designed to offer kids and families an opportunity to smile during stressful times. Thousands of Kidzpace game systems are being enjoyed in hundreds of hospitals and clinics nationwide. They are perfect for donations and fundraising efforts and can offer built in on-screen donor recognition features too! A wide variety of models and options are available for use in waiting areas, playrooms, patient rooms, lobby spaces and family lounges.
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