Child Life 101

 

Thank you for your interest in Child Life 101. Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution for our patients and families, St. Jude has taken extraordinary measures to ensure the campus remains free from this virus. To protect our immunocompromised patients at St. Jude, Child Life 101 has decided to cancel the 2020 spring and summer sessions. Please know that we do plan to hold the fall 2020 session. Once a new date and time have been set, we will open registration. Please check back at a later date for updates on Child Life 101.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this together.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at childlife.info@stjude.org

 

Fall Session TBD
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

This course is a beginner’s level introductory class to the Child Life profession.

  • Are you interested in the Child Life profession?
  • Do you think a Child Life career path sounds like a good fit for you, but you want to learn more about it?
  • Are you currently enrolled in college and studying the Child Life field but are looking for insight into how your study set is applied to daily real life situations?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this opportunity was created with you in mind.

You are invited to join us for Child Life 101 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The St. Jude Child Life Program is collaborating with Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to offer a half-day educational session for current Child Life students, future Child Life students, and prospective interns with a realistic view of the Child Life role in a hospital setting.

Requirements

To participate, all attendants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Complete registration
  • Pay the registration fee of $20
  • Receive confirmation of acceptance from our staff

Please note that no professional credit hours will be provided from this session.

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire
Lunch and snack will be provided.

Topics Covered

  • Therapeutic and Developmental Play
  • Procedural Preparation and Support
  • Medical Play
  • Legacy and Bereavement
  • Procedural Preparation and Support
  • Diagnostic Teaching
  • Internship Requirements and Reminders
  • Hospital Tour after lunch

Registration

Register for the Course

 

Register for the Course

Child Life 101 Contact

Doni Anderson
doni.anderson@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-3020

 

More Information on Child Life for Students

Tour St. Jude

Child Life 101 will provide a tour of the St. Jude campus after lunch.

Local Accommodations

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
(Located 0.47 miles from hospital)
250 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-7300

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown
(Located 0.31 miles from hospital)
300 N. Second Street
Memphis, TN 38105
1 (877) 270-1393

Double Tree Hotel Downtown
(Located 1.12 miles from hospital)
185 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 528-1800

Springhill Suites Downtown
(Located 0.91 miles from hospital)
21 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
1 (800) 593-6415

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