Child Life 101

 

Monday, November 7, 2016
10:00 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 have:

  • a minimum education level of high school senior
  • completed registration
  • paid the registration fee of $20
  • received confirmation of acceptance from our staff

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

Dress Code: Business Casual Attire

Scheduled Events

Time Event
10:00 - 10:15 am Registration
10:15 - 10:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Shawna Grissom, MS, CCLS, CEIM, Child Life Program Director
Child Life 101 Committee
10:30 - 11:15 am Therapeutic, Developmental, and Medical Play
Megan Billig, MA, CCLS
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Diagnostic Education and Preparation
Ashley Anderst, CCLS
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch and Display Tables
12:30 - 1:15 pm Supportive Interventions
Jessica Kellough, CCLS
Molly Pearce, CCLS
1:15 - 2:15 pm Interactive Tables
Jennifer Smith, MS, CCLS, CIMI
2:15 - 3:15 pm Internship Requirements and Reminders
Clare Gardener, CCLS, Student Program Coordinator
3:15 - 4:15 pm Child Life Specialist Panel
Child Life Specialist
If you arrive before 10:00 am, please do not enter the hospital but do feel free to visit the ALSAC gift shop. Gift Shop hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 7 days a week.
Lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided.

Registration

Registration for this course will close on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

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Child Life 101 Contact

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

More Information on Child Life for Students

Tour St. Jude

Although Child Life will not provide a tour of the facility during this session, special tours will be given at 9:00 am.

Register for the tour   tour

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