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Wish Wednesday: Who is Eligible and What Do they Wish for?

As a Child Life Specialist working with kids in the hospital and a wish granting volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Give Kids the World are two organizations that are near and dear to my heart. 843 more words

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expanding my network through linkedin, reconnecting with former classmates, forming new connections !

Hi everyone,

So yesterday I don’t know why but the idea struck me that I could get more readers on here if I posted to other sites not just twitter. 369 more words

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My Life Story Continues - My First Job 1978 - 1980

A bit of background in case you’ve stumbled upon this post by chance. About a month ago I decided it would be “fun”? to capture my life story in 59 days (from August 22 to October 20). 1,185 more words


The Learning Curve in a Child Life Practicum

As the child life field continues to grow many students are completing a practicum before they start their internship. It is a unique learning experience for the student, but also for the preceptor. 534 more words

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What I'm Doing

The reason I started this blog was to provide inspiration and information to people who are looking to be a Child Life Specialist like myself. Not only that, but my hope is that as my blog progresses, that individuals who are interested in other areas of study may find my posts encouraging. 676 more words

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The Requirements

After people ask me what Child Life is, they ask me a variety of other questions. Note the following:

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What is Child Life anyways?

Typical dialogue:

“So what is a Child Life Specialist? Is that like a therapist?” 

“Sort of…but not really. They don’t necessarily provide therapy in the traditional sense that most people think of…mostly play therapy.”  326 more words

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