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Graduate School

Teaching Play in the Czech Republic and Japan

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 23, 2015

Child Life faculty member Deb Vilas was invited to teach in the Czech Republic and Japan this summer. The invitations to teach abroad followed Deb's appearance as a key note speaker at the first Global Summit on Pediatric Psychosocial Care in May of 2014, hosted by the Child Life Council ...

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Graduate School

Three Bank Street Graduates Make Top 20 List

Posted by D. Hansen on August 12, 2013

         Child Life Council Annual Meeting  From May 16-19, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, more than 1,000 child life specialists gathered for the 31st Child Life Council (CLC) Annual Conference on Professional Issues. This annual meeting is known as the largest annual gathering of child life specialists, worldwide. Participants include child life specialists, child ...

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Graduate School

Deb Vilas to Lead CLC Survey on Fundamentals & Innovative Practices in Play

Posted by Amy Kline on March 22, 2013

Deb Vilas, Advisor & Instructor As part of the Child Life Council’s Advancing the Field of Play for Hospitalized Children Initiative grant from The Walt Disney Company, Deb Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Bank Street Advisor & Instructor in the Child Life Program has been named project leader for an upcoming ...

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School for Children

In the Aftermath of Newtown

Posted by Anne Santa on December 15, 2012

UPDATED Dear Parents and Educators, Our children are growing up in a world where they are more and more aware of times of disaster, natural and human made. With the media and rapid travel of news, only our very youngest children are now out of “earshot of news.” Today our ...

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Graduate School

Bank Streeters Lend Aid in City Shelter

Posted by D. Hansen on November 08, 2012

A cadre of Bank Street Child Life students, alumni, and colleagues joined hands with art therapists on Sunday, November 4, 2012, to answer a request for help by a US Navy mental health team deployed at a New York City shelter set up to serve families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. ...

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Graduate School

Bank Street Alumnae Present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on November 06, 2012

On Monday, October 22nd, 2012, two of Bank Street College’s Child Life alumnae, Kymme Napoli and Lori Lerma, collaborated with Crystal Akbari from Mount Sinai to present at the 2012 Child Life of Greater New York Annual Conference. Their presentation was entitled: “Building Rapport: The Art of the Relationship and ...

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Graduate School

Deb Vilas Teaches Child Life via Skype to Japanese Hospital Play Specialist Students

Posted by Dara Eisenstein on March 12, 2012

On February 15, 2012, Deb Vilas of the Child Life Program was a guest lecturer for the second time (last year it was two weeks before the earthquake) at the University of Shizuoka, in Shizuoka City, Japan. Through the marvelous use of Skype, she led a class of Hospital Play ...

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Bank Street

Child Life Program Celebrates Ten Years of Helping Children & Families

Posted by Elisabeth Jakab on November 23, 2011

"I used to be a clown with the Big Apple Circus Support Unit." That’s how Jon Luongo describes what led him to pursue a career as a child life specialist. “We worked with kids in hospitals two or three times a week. I wanted to do more, and got my ...

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