My Adventure in the Field of Child Life as a New CCLS!
Tag: Child Life Speicalist
Paul and the Dragon
Story: 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.
Check out these fun G-Tube button pads! The following link has a wide variety of things to make children in hospitals customize the things helping them get better and their surroundings.
Have you guys heard about Project Linus before? They are an awesome organization that donates blankets to children in need. Find out more by clicking the link below:
“The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is part of Ward 15. It’s called the Teenage Cancer Trust because the building, which was opened by Roger Daltrey of rock band The Who in 2010, was paid for by the charity of the same name.”
Beads of Courage is a fantastic program that helps children suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses to tell their story! Each bead represents different things & memories such as: days in the hospital, blood draws, surgeries, friends you’ve loved & lost – any way to represent your feelings – it’s really amazing!!