Looking to make your medical practice family-friendly? Creating organizational policies to better serve kids and families? Need content crafted to facilitate engaged learning in children and teens?
Have you tried child life services?
Medical Practices and Hospitals
Most child life programs are found in children’s hospitals. But child life can be useful in adult hospitals that see pediatric patients, as well as medical practices that serve the pediatric population. A consulting child life specialist can assist in creating policies and protocols that encourage patient compliance and satisfaction while also meeting rigorous medical standards.
Organizations which provide services to children and their families are not always equipped with the integration of detailed developmental knowledge with the nuances of psycho-social support. Child life specialists can help companies train employees and volunteers to become more effective at providing individualized services to families according to need and development.
Camps and Museums
Camps and museums are in the unique position of combining education and fun, which is exactly how child life specialists often teach. With expert knowledge on stress and coping theories coupled with developmentally-appropriate practice, child life specialists can assist in meeting the goal of engaged learning that is both fun and in compliance with organizational polices.
“The out of the box thinking and skill of thinking ideas through have truly been a gift to the team.”
— Kim Stevens, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
“Sarah’s sessions were amazing and her support during orientation and throughout camp was above and beyond. It made camp special and memorable for our campers.”
— Katelyn, The Arthritis Foundation