Supporting Your Child During a Painful Medical Procedure

Supporting Your Child During a Painful Medical Procedure

Navigating the healthcare road with your chronically ill child can be overwhelming to say the least. When it comes to medical procedures, parents often times feel like they are being pulled between their child and the medical team. How can a parent find that middle...
Supporting Families During a Medical Mission to Cambodia

Supporting Families During a Medical Mission to Cambodia

In January, a team of medical volunteers provided over 40 surgeries for children and adults in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Patients were treated for birth defects such as cleft lip and palette and microtia which is a malformation or absence of the ear/s. Thanks to our...
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: 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....