Child Life Connection's MISSION is to bring play, diversion and education into pediatric settings, all in an effort to make being in the hospital less scary for children!

We're proud to announce the following educational programs (taught by our founder, Belinda Hammond):

 

American Public University

  • Child Life Theory & Practice (3 semester hour unit college level course – meets Child Life Council's requirements for certification eligibility for future CCLS' – open to non-matriculating students)
    • HDFS 401-B001 – October/November 2017 – ONLINE, begins October 2, 2017
    • HDFS 401-D001 – December/January 2018 – ONLINE, begins December 4, 2017
    • HDFS 401-I001 – February/March 2018 – ONLINE, begins February 5, 2018
  • Benefits of Therapeutic Play (3 semester hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • HDFS 402-D001 – September/October 2017 – ONLINE, beginning September 4, 2017
    • HDFS 402-B001 – January/February 2018 – ONLINE, beginning January 1, 2018
  • Death Dying & Grief (3 semester hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • HDFS 403-D001 – December/January 2018 – ONLINE, begins December 4th, 2017


California State University Northridge

  • Helping Children Cope with Medical Environments (3 semester hour unit college level course – meets Child Life Council's requirements for certification eligibility for future CCLS' – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CADV 450 #10007 – Winter 2018, December 21, 2017

 

Eastern Washington University

  • Child Life Theory (5 quarter hour unit college level course - meets Child Life Council's requirements for certification eligibility for future CCLS' - open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 411 – FALL 2017 – ONLINE, begins September 20, 2017
    • CDST 411 – SPRING 2018 – ONLINE, begins April 2, 2018
  • Child Life Practice Intervention (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 431 - WINTER 2018 – ONLINE, begins January 8, 2018
  • Children's Loss & Grief (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 422 - WINTER 2018 – ONLINE, begins January 8, 2018
  • Pediatric Palliative Care (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 433 - FALL 2017 – ONLINE, begins September 20, 2017
  • Play & Playworks (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 421 – schedule tbd
  • School Reintegration & Support (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 439 - SPRING 2018 – ONLINE, begins April 2, 2018
  • Trauma Informed Care (5 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 438 - WINTER 2018 – ONLINE, begins January 8, 2018
  • Variations in Child Development (5 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 306 - FALL 2017 – ONLINE, begins September 20, 2017
    • CDST 306 - SPRING 2018 – ONLINE, begins April 2, 2018
  • Child Life Internship (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students)
    • CDST 481
      • Available any quarter as needed by students
  • Please contact Belinda for registration information for ANY Eastern Washington University courses


University of California Santa Barbara Extension

  • Child Life: Introduction to Theory and Practice (4 quarter hour unit college level course – meets Child Life Council's requirements for certification eligibility for future CCLS' – open to non-matriculating students)
    • ED X370.2 – FALL 2017 – ONLINE, begins October 2, 2017
    • ED X370.2 – WINTER 2018 – ONLINE
  • Death, Dying and Grief in Pediatric Care (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students).
    • ED X370.4 – WINTER 2018 – ONLINE
  • Assessment, Preparation & Medical Terminology (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students).
    • ED X370.5 – SPRING 2018 – ONLINE
  • School Reintegration & Support (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students).
    • ED X370.9 – SPRING 2018 – ONLINE
  • Research Methodology in Child Life (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students).
    • ED X370.14 – FALL 2017 – ONLINE, begins October 2, 2017
  • Child Life Internship (4 quarter hour unit college level course – open to non-matriculating students).  Academic support during clinical experience.  Internship must be secured by student prior to enrollment.
    • ED X370.7
    • Available any quarter as needed by students


For questions on existing or upcoming courses and inservice trainings, please contact us at Belinda@ChildLifeConnection.com or (805) 637-1039.

We're also proud to introduce "School Reintegration: Addressing the educational and psychosocial needs of students returning to school after illness or injury, as well as the needs of the teacher or administrator facilitating the reintegration".  Click on image for details on how to purchase a copy.