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A Shared Sense of Rest: On Therapeutic Presence and the Power of Quiet

She was not my patient, but I had briefly met her earlier in the day, and my co-worker asked if I might be free to go in her room and just be with her awhile while my co-worker caught up on charting. 641 more words


The Never Ending Ladder

The journey onward, the journey forward. If you’re scared of heights, don’t look down then, look ahead. The past has occurred, keep climbing upwards…most importantly, don’t let the past weigh your heart down…that day, that instance is gone, it’s not returning…ever…again. 105 more words


Coping with Loss on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is usually filled with Hallmark cards, flowers and family gatherings as we celebrate moms who selflessly do their best to care for others. However, I often think about the people¬†who are grieving a loss. 229 more words

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Staving Off Compassion Fatigue

If you are working in any helping profession you know that it is very important to guard against compassion fatigue. Those who are in the child life field know that it’s incredibly important. 132 more words

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Life Resumed

It’s been an official week of being a Certified Child Life Specialist and while the feeling of accomplishment is still present, I look back at it like “I did it, I just had to get it done”. 334 more words


Study Suggestions: Child Life Exam

If you haven’t yet completed a practicum or an internship, fear not, you have plenty of time to learn, gain skills and sharpen them. There’s plenty you can do before hand to prepare for your exam. 466 more words


Tips when Applying to Graduate School for Child Life

The Association for Child Life Professionals (ACLP) will soon require specialists to have an advanced degree in child life in order to sit for the certification exam. 506 more words

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