What they do:
Child life specialists work to promote the psycho-social health and well being of children and youth in healthcare and community settings. Child life specialists provide children and youth facing illness, trauma and loss with opportunities to engage in therapeutic activities which promote continued growth and development.
Child life specialists draw upon knowledge in child development and family systems to help children develop effective coping through play, education and self expression.
Where they work:
Child Life Specialists work in hospital or health care settings, hospices, community agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
Become a certified child life specialist: