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EDE493 Navigating Illness with Children and Families: A Child Life Approach

Takes a theoretical, evidence-based, and practical approach in addressing how professionals in hospitals, schools, and other contexts can best support patients and families in navigating through illness. Explores conceptual frameworks, including socio-ecological approaches, life course, and sociocultural theories. Students build on experiential learning from a variety of site visits, including hospital, therapeutic, and play settings. This course satisfies requirements for becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist, is taught by a CCLS, and meets the six required topics of study set forth by the Child Life Council (child life documents, scope of practice, impact of illness, injury and healthcare on patients/families, family-centered care, therapeutic play and preparation.) A Child Life Course Verification Form is issued at the end of the course. (Intended for students in the areas of child life, nursing, school counseling, medicine, education, mental health, and other health professions.)

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Occasionally
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
Instructors: J. Biondi, J. Duckles
EDE 493 Navigating Illness with Children and Families: A Child Life Approach course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.