in the hospital is difficult at any age, but it’s especially trying for kids.
However, youngsters at CoxHealth have some special people who help make the
experience better. Those individuals are Child Life Specialists – and on March
25, they’re holding a half-day class for anyone who is interested in learning
about the profession. Entitled Child Life 101, the course is designed to
explain more about the department’s role, and how someone can become a certified
assisting children and their families in understanding hospitalization,
diagnoses and procedures, Child Life helps to empower children in the
healthcare environment,” says Rana Post, Child Life coordinator at CoxHealth.
“As we look towards the future and the ever-evolving needs of pediatric
patients and their families, Child Life will continue to be an essential part
of the health care experience by providing for children’s psychosocial
needs and facilitating play during hospitalization.”
the event, attendees will learn how play helps young patients, about techniques
such as education and distraction, and what a typical day looks like for Child
Life specialists at CoxHealth. Focus will also be placed on what education and
background someone should pursue who is interested in working in Child Life.
The session is open to anyone high-school age and above.
is $30, and benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth. The
deadline to register is March 22. For more information or to register, call