Adventures in Child Life

Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here. Take a look around at my adventures as a Certified Child Life Specialist II.

I began this blog when I was in college and first learned about the child life profession. I was eager to find a window into the day-to-day of a CCLS in action. I never found that window, so I made one myself!

This blog contains tips, stories, and resources for child life students, child life specialsits, caregivers of pediatric patients, and anyone who’s interested in child life.

Help foster normal growth and development

New diagnosis education

Procedural support

What is Child Life?

Child life specialists are healthcare professionals that specialize in child development. Child life specialists typically work in pediatric hospital settings as part of the multidisciplinary team with the goal of supporting patients and families through their healthcare journey.

The scope of practice for a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) includes but is not limited to: new diagnosis education, procedural teaching and support, bereavement support, normalization of the medical environment, and helping children cope with hospitalization and trauma through the power of play.

To learn more about the child life profession, please visit the Association of Child Life Professionals by following the link below.


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