The Child Life team at Joe DiMaggio Childre’s Hospital (where I completed my internship) made this AWESOME video for child life month! I love it, girls!
Paul and the Dragon
Paul is feeling sick and needs to go to the hospital. After several tests he is diagnosed with cancer. He does not understand what is happening to him, and what the medications are doing. He feels scared and alone. His doctor explains to him that the cancer is like a dragon in
his body that needs to be fought. As a true hero, young Paul fights the dragon, together with the medications and the love of his family, and wins.
This film is for children with cancer and their families. The film portrays the child with cancer as a hero who has to battle an evil dragon living inside of their body. In this
exciting humorous metaphor, children will also learn about problems and issues that can arise when a child has cancer. This visual representation of cancer is intended
to initiate conversation about what is happening, and help alleviate the fears the child may have.
This blog post on the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota follows Child Life Specialist Mindy Teele though a busy night in the emergency room. There are also some videos showing preparation and distraction.
The Career Zoo (.com) did a great segment on child life!
”Andrea, Child Life Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, tells us about what she does and how she found out about this rewarding career.”
Pediatric pain relief… without the pills
Adorable video about visiting a children’s hospital.
Protect! Don’t Infect: Germ Wars
(Video also available in Spanish!)
A touching video about what these kiddos love to do at home.