Child Life Workshops

The Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is excited to offer workshops for those interested in the field of Child Life. The sessions are free of charge but space is limited so sign up early!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Child Life 101 Workshop

This half day workshop will include information on the requirements to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist as well as:

  • Medical Play
  • Preparation
  • Procedural Support
  • Communication and Language
  • Working with Children with Special Needs
  • Family and Sibling Support
  • Bereavement
  • Administration and Event Planning

Participant must be at least a junior in high school, a college student who is thinking about pursuing the child life profession, and/or an adult who is looking to learn more about child life.

Child Life 201 Workshop

This 2 hour workshop will allow participants to meet with Certified Child Life Specialists in a panel setting to discuss practicums, internships, interviews, confidence and skill building, and self-care.

Child Life 201 may be attended without participation in Child Life 101.

Participants must be enrolled in or have completed at least one college level Child Life specific course taught by a child life specialist.

Registration for both workshops will be open in January 2018! Seats will be limited, so register early.