This online seminar course is designed for those interested in learning more about the profession of Child Life and aspects of pediatric healthcare. Topics covered include Child Life theoretical foundations, assessment, preparation, play, coping, the therapeutic relationship, family-centered care, documentation, grief and loss, and the role of Child Life within the interdisciplinary medical team. Attention is given to understanding children and teens in the context of their development as it relates to interventions in medical settings. Interest in or pursuit of Child Life Certification is not required.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Explain current research as it relates to the of the Child Life profession
- Describe how certain training and experience inform his/her career as a Child Life professional
- Apply Child Life theory and research through direct service to children and their families coping with medical needs
Enroll now spring quarter courses (April 2-June 15)!
**NOTE: This course satisfies requirements for becoming a Certificated Child Life Specialist. This course is taught by a CCLS and meets the six (6) required topics of study set forth by the Association of Child Life Professionals. (Child Life documents, Scope of practice, Impact of illness, injury and healthcare on patients/families, Family-Centered care, Therapeutic play, and preparation). Upon successful completion of the course a Child Life Course Verification Form will be issued.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Child Life (ONLINE) : Required (4 units)