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Loss in Children's Lives: Implications for Schools, Hospitals, and Home

A developmental perspective is utilized to examine the child's perception and understanding of levels of loss outside the walls of a health care setting. Topics to be addressed include separation and divorce, adoption, foster care, hospitalization and/or death of a parent, and domestic and media-induced violence. The essential roles of the child life specialist, health care provider and family members will be discussed, underscoring the trans-disciplinary collaboration that must exist between these caregivers. Prerequisite: EDUC 500.