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The Role of Child Life Beyond the Hospital: a Local, National, and Global View

This course will examine the role of child life in hospital settings and beyond at the local, national, and global levels. Participants will discuss the impact of challenging life events such as divorce, incarceration, school shootings, and natural disasters on the lives of children and families. In small group discussions, both asynchronous and synchronous, participants will apply knowledge of child development and the application of child life skills in developing play opportunities, developmental explanations, coping strategies and expressive arts as tools for supporting the psychosocial needs of children and families.