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Thanksgiving Giveaway! It's Time For Your Checkup

The holiday season is here and I would love to help you with your shopping list!

I am giving away a copy of my children’s preparation book, … 127 more words


The Adolescent Brain

Meet Shani Thornton, my co-author this week!  

Shani Thornton is a Certified Child Life Specialist and parent of two young children. She provides valuable information to child life specialists, parents and professionals working with kids. 720 more words


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Emily Murray, from Heal Play Love and I collaborated on a post this week about child life specialists working with adolescents. Here is her developmental piece on The Adolescent Brain. Thoughts?

Children's Grief Awareness Day

Today is Children’s Grief Awareness Day and people all over the country are showing their support for children who have experienced the death of a loved one by wearing blue. 356 more words

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Child Life Specialists Working With Adolescents

In a collaboration with Emily Murray, CCLS from Heal, Play, Love we decided to talk about a population of patients that can be bit more challenging to work with at times; adolescents. 1,282 more words

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Positioning for Comfort

I’ve been going through resources on comfort positioning recently and rediscovered this video from Dell Children’s Medical Center.  Using comfort positions for procedures can make a huge difference in children’s level of anxiety and cooperation for new/scary medical procedures.  82 more words

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Support In Your Darkest Hour

This week I wanted to share with you an article from the Mayo Clinic highlighting the role of Child Life Specialists, as well as Social Workers, when a patient has died. 169 more words

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Play Therapy, Austin

I bet if I asked my closest friends, my mom, or even my husband to describe what I “do” as a Play Therapist, they couldn’t do it, but that’s okay-I get it. 472 more words

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