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Surgicorps International

Check out the wonderful work of Surgicorps International:

Looking forward to traveling with them to Guatemala this summer on a medical mission! #ChildLife

Summer Camps

Dreaming of summer camp! Laughter is the best medicine.

The research shows participation in a pediatric summer camp is related to changes in psychosocial functioning for children with special healthcare needs:  http://jpepsy.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/2/183.short

Witness the power of camp for children with serious illnesses:

Child Life Month is Here!

Happy #ChildLifeMonth to all child life specialists, students, and supporters! bubbles-HiRes

 

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Death in Disney Films: Implications for Children’s Understanding of Death

Death in Disney Films: Implications for Children’s Understanding of Death

Research study: “Parents can watch Disney films with their children and verbally walk them through a death scene, deconstructing aspects that may be unrealistic and clarifying points that are exaggerated or confusing. This idea of using Disney films to discuss death can be extended to educational and counseling settings as well.” ‪#‎ChildLife‬