Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Artwork is a powerful therapeutic tool to help children and caregivers express their emotions about their medical experiences. Children often have a difficult time verbalizing feelings associated with pain and the modality of art provides them the opportunity to...
Improving Child and Family Centered Healthcare: Tblisi, Georgia

Improving Child and Family Centered Healthcare: Tblisi, Georgia

Our journey to Tblisi… With child and family centered healthcare at the forefront of our minds, we recently embarked on an exciting and powerful journey to Tblisi, Georgia where we reunited with colleague and Standish Advisor Khatuna Dolidze, PhD, MS, CCLS 10...
Knowledge is Power: Coming Together to Reduce Procedural Pain

Knowledge is Power: Coming Together to Reduce Procedural Pain

Last week we packed up and headed to the 2017 Association for Child Life Professionals conference. We joined thousands of pediatric healthcare professionals from around the globe including nurses, doctors, administrators, educators, students and child life specialists...
Child Life Specialists LOVE Their Jobs

Child Life Specialists LOVE Their Jobs

We asked a few child life specialists throughout Child Life Month “What do you love about your job?” …and we LOVE what they said.      ...
Child Life: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Child Life: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

In celebration of Child Life Month we thought it would be fun to ask another healthcare professional what child life means to them. Pediatrician Arash Babaoff has extensive experience working alongside child life specialists across a variety of settings and throughout...
Happy Child Life Month!

Happy Child Life Month!

  This month we are shining a big bright light on a group of medical professionals that many have never heard of – child life specialists. These trained healthcare professionals are a key part of the multidisciplinary medical team serving pediatric patients....
Assessment & Intervention: Technology in Pediatrics

Assessment & Intervention: Technology in Pediatrics

We are living in a time where the technology we have at our fingertips influences every aspect of our daily lives. From the moment we wake up we are inundated with news, social media feeds, programs that give us directions, traffic updates, recipes – anything we...
Prescription for Play

Prescription for Play

In keeping with our seriously fun play-theme of the month, we reached out to Deborah Vilas, a Licensed Social Worker, Early Childhood Special Educator, Certified Child Life Specialist (and more…scroll to the bottom to read how awesome she is) to get her take on...
Play as Powerful Healing – A Look into Medical Camps with Dr. Ben

Play as Powerful Healing – A Look into Medical Camps with Dr. Ben

Let us catch you up….we are delving hardcore into what it means to play, and why it is CRITICAL to understand it and incorporate it into your pediatric healthcare practices. Our last blog segment by Dr. Ben attempted to shine light on the Power of Play by going beyond...