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CHILD LIFE COUNCIL 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
International Attendee Program
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Child Life Professional Certification Examination
Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-Up Open for Pre-Registered Attendees
On-Site Registration Open
Board of Directors Meeting
Pre-Conference Full-Day Intensive (6 PDHs)
Pre-Conference Half-Day Intensives (3 PDHs)
Hospital Tour
Leadership Development Session for CLC Committee and Task Force Chairs
Pre-Conference Half-Day Intensives (3 PDHs)
New Member/First-Timer Orientation Session & Refreshments
Student Networking Event – Students Only
Networking Roundtable Event – Child Life Professionals Only
GES Booth Set-up, Exhibitors Preview Space
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-Up Open for Pre-Registered Attendees
Exhibit, Poster, and Bookstore Set-Up
On-Site Registration Open
Opening General Session and Emma Plank Keynote Address (2 PDHs)
Professional Development Workshops #1 - 9 (1.5 PDHs)
Lunch in Exhibit Hall with Posters and Bookstore
Professional Development Workshops #10 – 18 (1.5 PDHs)
Professional Development Workshops #19 – 27 (1.5 PDHs)
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall with Posters and Bookstore
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings
CLC Information Desk in Registration Area
Exhibit Hall Open with Posters, Bookstore and Beverages
Committee Meetings
Plenaries (1.5 PDHs)
Lunch in Exhibit Hall with Posters and Bookstore
Staffed Poster Presentations (1 PDH)
Professional Development Workshops #28 – 36 (1.5 PDHs)
Two-Hour Professional Development Seminars #37 - 45 (2 PDHs)
Edgewood College Reception for Students and Alumni (not a CLC event)
Free Evening
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Professional Development Workshops #46 – 54 (1.5 PDHs)
Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Closing General Session (2 PDHs)
Table of Contents
Program Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
CONFERENCE SESSION SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
2011 Conference Program Committee Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
2011 Conference Program Adjunct Reviewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Schedule of Events, Wednesday, May 25
2011 Host Committee Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
International Attendee Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
LOCATION INFORMATION
Schedule of Events, Thursday, May 26
Hotel Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Child Life Certification Examination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Hotel Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Pre-Conference Intensives . . .11Hospital Tour – Comer Children’s
Hospital
at the University of Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Airport Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-up Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
On-site Registration Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Conference Receipt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Foundations of Child Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Poster Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Room Monitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
2011 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
New Member/First Timer Orientation Meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Student Networking Event –Students Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Networking Roundtable Event – Child Life Professionals Only .13
Schedule of Events, Friday, May 27
Opening General Session & Emma Plank Keynote Address . . . .14
Professional Development Workshops (1-9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Lunch in Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Professional Development Workshops (10-18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Professional Development Workshops (19-27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Gold, Silver and Bronze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Schedule of Events, Saturday, May 28
Annual Supporters and Local “Friends of CLC” . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Morning Stretch in Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
EXHIBIT HALL INFORMATION
Exhibit Hall Guest Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Participating Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Plenary Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lunch in Exhibit Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Professional Development Workshops (28-36) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Two-Hour Seminars (37-45) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Name Badges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Exhibit Hall Hours & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Schedule of Events, Sunday, May 29
Professional Development Workshops (46-54) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Award Presentations & Closing General Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
CHILD LIFE COUNCIL
Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Committee & Task Force Chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
CLC Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
2012 Call for Abstracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
PROGRAM INSERT
Registration Information, Fees & Policies
Registration Form, Parts 1 & 2
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Save the Date: CLC 30th Annual Conference
CHILD LIFE COUNCIL · 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
CHILD LIFE COUNCIL 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
2011 Committee Chair
Sheila Palm, MA, CCLS
Child Life Manager
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Chair Elect
Amy Seitz Heron, CCLS
Certified Child Life
Specialist
CHRISTUS Schumpert
Sutton Children’s Medical Center
Shreveport, LA
CLC Board Liaison
Jodi Bauers, CCLS
Child Life Manager
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
Committee Members
Emily Rogers, MS, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Patrice Brylske, MPA, CCLS
Director, Child Life Department
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Baltimore, MD
Chantal LeBlanc, BPs., CCLS
Child Life Specialist
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, NS
Canada
Lori Takeuchi, CCLS
Child Life Coordinator
Children’s Rehabilitative Services
Phoenix, AZ
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n 2011, child life specialists from around the world will convene
in the city of Chicago for the CLC 29th Annual Conference on
Professional Issues. The Windy City, renowned for its beautiful
architecture and towering skyline, is the perfect destination for
an event designed to build community, drive innovation, and elevate
the expertise of child life specialists at all levels. The Child Life Council
invites you to join an anticipated 1,000 child life professionals, educators
and students for the largest annual gathering of child life specialists in
the world, and Soar to New Heights in your professional development!
In Chicago, cutting edge seminars, workshops, plenary and keynote
events—as well as the pre-conference full- and half-day intensives—
will provide the latest research and tools to boost your skill base and
propel your practice.
At this year’s opening general session, Dr. Lawrence Gray, a behavioral
and developmental pediatrician who focuses on infant stress and
self-regulation, will deliver the Emma Plank Keynote address.
On Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to attend one of
three plenary sessions presented by experts from a variety of fields,
including Kathie Kobler, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, professor Susan
“Boon” Murray, Ed. D, CCLS, CTRS, and Nancy Klein, co-founder
of InnerCoaching.
At the closing general session, CLC will present a performance produced
by The Penguin Project®, a theater group for children with disabilities,
led by developmental pediatrician Dr. Andrew Morgan. For these
young performers, The Penguin Project® helps to enhance social
interaction, communication skills, assertiveness, and self-esteem.
Throughout the conference, a variety of child life networking
events will provide plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends,
and to make lasting new connections. Participate in conversations
directly relevant to your career stage and interests during Thursday
evening’s networking sessions, which include a roundtable discussion
for professionals, and a panel discussion for students. Rub elbows
with exhibitors and colleagues during each of the lively meal events
taking place in the exhibit hall, and be sure to take advantage of the free
evening on Saturday to visit one of Chicago’s many nearby attractions,
such as Navy Pier, Millennium Park, or the Magnificent Mile.
We look forward to seeing you there for this exciting event!
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MAY 26 – 29, 2011 · THE SHERATON CHICAGO HOTEL & TOWERS · CHICAGO, IL
Welcome
2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Adjunct Reviewers
2011 CONFERENCE
HOST COMMITTEE
Stephanie Colaberardino, CCLS
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Cranberry Township., PA
CO-CHAIR
Denise Morrissey Chaveriat, CCLS
Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
Emily Rogers, MS, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Lisa Kappy, CCLS, CEIM
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
CO-CHAIR
Nina Sittler, MS, CCLS
Edward Hospital
Naperville, IL
Amy Fisher, CCLS
Medical City Children’s Hospital
Dallas, TX
Anne Claire Hickman, CCLS, CIMI
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
Austin, TX
Joanne Hochu, CCLS
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, BC
Carla Oliver, MSW, CCLS
The Children’s Hospital
Aurora, CO
Mary Faith Roell, MS, CCLS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Harrison, OH
Camilla Sutter, MA, CCLS
UCSF Children’s Hospital
Berkley, CA
Linda Bensing, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Advocate Lutheran General
Children’s Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
Areum Lee, CCLS
Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
Sandi Ring, MS, CCLS
SuperSibs
Palatine, IL
Sponsorship
Rebecca Meyers, MS, CCLS
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Publicity
Kevynne Smith, MS, CCLS
Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
Amanda Anderson, CCLS
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Events/Room Monitor
Geanine Hunt, MEd, CCLS, CIMI
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Jennifer Kemp, MS, CCLS, CPST, DT
Erikson Institute
Chicago, IL
Janine Zabriskie, MEd, CCLS
Women’s Treatment Center
Chicago, IL
Kathy Wallensack, MEd, CCLS
Branches-CL Consulting
Wheaton, IL
Volunteer Coordination
Jennifer Swezey, MS, CCLS
Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
Park Ridge, IL
Kerry Bauer, MS, CCLS, CTRS
Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
Oak Lawn, IL
Cynthia Simpson, MS, CCLS, CIMI
Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
Oak Lawn, IL
Kerry Murphy, CCLS
St. Alexius Medical Center
Hoffman Estates, IL
Megan Gray
Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL
Emily Krouse
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Bookstore
Robyn Hart, MEd, CCLS
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
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CHILD LIFE COUNCIL · 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Location Information
ocated on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of
the Midwest, Chicago looks great from every angle,
whether you’re exploring the city’s astonishing architecture during a guided tour, or enjoying the birds-eye view
from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).
You’ll find magic in such sparkling Chicago attractions as Navy
Pier – the Midwest’s top tourist destination – and its boardwalk,
150-foot Ferris wheel, boat and segway tours. Feast on Chicago
culinary favorites at more than 6,000 restaurants. Visit world-class
museums and attractions, including the award winning
Millennium Park, or take a trip down the Magnificent Mile, a
shopper’s paradise. If you are in the mood for something quieter,
stroll along one of Chicago’s many lakefront paths.
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Hotel Information
Overlooking the Chicago River, The
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is within
steps of Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile,
award-winning restaurants and many other
downtown Chicago attractions. Each beautifully appointed guest room features Chicago
River, Lake Michigan or city skyline views. It
boasts 1,200 guest rooms, five distinctive
restaurants and lounges, an indoor pool,
and an onsite fitness center. Special hotel rates for CLC Conference
attendees are $159 per night plus tax (single/double occupancy –
each additional person is an extra $30 per night). This rate will be
offered to all conference attendees who are interested in extending
their stay beginning May 24th through May 30th (based on availability).
To make your reservation online, go to the Location & Hotel
Information section of the CLC website and click on Reserve
Your Hotel Room Now. Or, if you prefer to book your reservation by phone, please contact Central Reservations at 1-800325-3535. Be sure to identify yourself as a Child Life Council
conference attendee to ensure you receive the discounted group
rate. All conference events will take place at the conference hotel
with the exception of the hospital tour. A complete list of room
assignments for each of the conference sessions will be provided
on-site, at the Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-up area.
Hotel Parking
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The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers offers valet parking only.
Rates for valet parking start at $24 for up to 2 hours ($49 maximum per 24 hours/overnight). As an alternative, there are several self-parking garages located near the hotel which include:
Ogden Plaza, River East (North Pier) Central, Cityfront MidRise and Cityfront High-Rise. Ogden Plaza Self –Parking (connected to the Hotel via an enclosed walkway) rates (subject to
change) are $17 for up to 2 hours ($35 maximum per 24
hours/overnight).
MAY 26 – 29, 2011 · THE SHERATON CHICAGO HOTEL & TOWERS · CHICAGO, IL
Getting There
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers Located is located in downtown Chicago, and there are several ground transportation options
outlined below for getting there from the airport. To select your
best available option, first determine which Chicago airport location your will be traveling to, and what your travel budget will be.
Taxi or Shuttle
There are two major airports in the Chicago area: The O’Hare
International Airport (ORD) is approximately 20 miles from
downtown Chicago, and Midway International Airport (MDW)
is located about 10 miles from downtown Chicago. At both airports, taxicabs are available from the lower level curb front of all
terminals. There are no flat rates because all Chicago taxis run
on meters. The approximate fare from O’Hare International
Airport to downtown Chicago is $40-$50. The approximate fare
from Midway International Airport is $30-$40.
CLC has negotiated a special 10% discount on GO Airport Express
shuttle service. With the discount the average fare, using GO
Airport Express, from O'Hare International Airport to the hotel is
approximately $27-$30. For your convenience, a link to make your
reservation online is available under “Location & Hotel
Information” in the Annual Conference section of the CLC website.
Or, you can contact GO Airport Express directly at 1-888-2843826. Be sure to mention the code CHILDLIFE to the reservations
agents to receive the discount.
Public Transportation
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation’s second
largest public transportation system—a regional transit system that
serves the City of Chicago and 40 neighboring communities. The
rail system consists of train lines spanning the city and neighboring communities, and is known locally as “The L.” The CTA Blue
Line provides 24-hour rapid transit train service between ChicagoO’Hare International Airport and the Forest Park terminal, via
downtown Chicago. For more information and to plan out a train
route, visit the CTA website at www.transitchicago.com.
Driving Directions
Download printer-friendly driving directions from the Annual
Conference/Location Information section of the CLC website at
www.childlife.org.
Stay at the CLC Conference Hotel
By staying at the CLC conference hotel, you enable us to reduce
the overall costs associated with producing the conference.
These savings allow CLC to offer reduced registration fees and
increased conference savings.
Weather
May weather in the Midwest typically ranges from average high
temperatures in the 70’s to low temperatures in the 50’s.
Registration Information
Register for the conference online by the early registration
deadline of March 18, 2011 for the best rates.
Complete registration information is available in the center
section of this program.
Poster Presentations
Back again by popular demand, CLC has asked each poster presenter to submit questions about their poster. The questions
will be compiled into one document available for download
from the CLC website prior to the conference. Attendees will be
asked to answer all 30 questions and turn in their work at the
CLC Volunteer Check-in table, which will be located near the
Onsite Registration desk. If at least 90% of the questions are
answered correctly that attendee will earn 1 PDH.
Foundations of Child Life Track
The Conference Program Planning Committee has
identified one course in each time slot they feel best represents
the Foundations of Child Life. These sessions have been highlighted in an effort to guide students in determining which
sessions to attend.
Room Monitors
Room monitors are conference attendees who volunteer to
assist with a series of important tasks at the beginning of a conference session. They assist speakers by distributing hand-outs
(if applicable), checking on audio/visual set-up, and if necessary, checking off registrants as they arrive. If you are interested, please indicate the session you would like to monitor on
your registration form.
Conference Bag & Tote Bag Pick-up
Upon arrival to the conference, all pre-registered attendees
should check in at the Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-Up
area to collect their conference materials. This area will be
open from:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
IMPORTANT!
Conference Registration and Receipt
Participants who register online will receive an automatic
registration confirmation and receipt via email. Please print the
email and bring it with you to the conference. This receipt will
include all of the events that you have registered for. If an event
is missing from your receipt, it may mean that the event was
SOLD OUT at the time you registered. If that is the case, you
will need to log back in and select another event. On-site
registrants may request a receipt at the time of registration.
On-Site Registration
If you miss the pre-registration deadline and find it necessary
to register on-site for the conference, CLC staff will be available
to assist you at a separate On-site Registration Desk. Hours of
operation are:
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Conference attendees receive Professional Development Hours
(PDHs) necessary for recertification for the Certified Child Life
Specialist (CCLS) designation. Basic registration for the 29th
Annual Conference includes opportunities for up to 16 PDHs.
Up to 6 additional PDHs are available to those attending
pre-conference intensives.
Media Disclaimer
By registering for the conference, you understand and agree
that any photograph, video/audio recording or written feedback of/from you may be used to further promote the annual
conference, educational opportunities, or the Child Life
Council itself, as CLC sees fit.
Content Disclaimer
The 29th Annual Conference on Professional Issues is
sponsored by the Child Life Council (CLC) for educational
purposes only. This professional education program provides
a forum for presentation authors to present their experiences
and opinions, which may be helpful to other professionals.
The material presented is not intended to represent the only
or best approaches to the topics being discussed. Attendees participating in the Annual Conference do so with full knowledge
that they waive any claim they may have against CLC for
reliance on information presented during these educational
activities. CLC does not guarantee, warrant or endorse any
commercial products or services.
CHILD LIFE COUNCIL · 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
CLC Would Like to Sincerely Thank
Our 2011 Conference Sponsors
AS OF NOVEMBER 2010
GOLD LEVEL
($10,000)
SILVER LEVEL
($7,500)
BRONZE LEVEL
($5,000)
Child Life Division
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MAY 26 – 29, 2011 · THE SHERATON CHICAGO HOTEL & TOWERS · CHICAGO, IL
ANNUAL SUPPORTER LEVEL ($2,500)
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Child Life Department of the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Erikson Institute: Graduate School in Child Development
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
LOCAL “FRIENDS OF CHILD LIFE”
John C. Rogers, MD, LTD
The Chicagoland Association of Child Life Professionals
Mills College School of Education – Child Life Program
Safety Squad
Branches: Child Life Consulting and Therapeutic Services
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ON PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Exhibit Hall Information
The Exhibit Hall is consistently rated as one of the most popular
features of the conference, and each year attendees look forward
to viewing the latest innovative products and services available to
support their efforts in helping children and families. The following group meal events will be held in the Exhibit Hall, and
are included as part of your basic registration fee:
Friday – Lunch and Opening Night Reception
Saturday – Morning Beverages and Lunch
Exhibit Hall Guest Passes
For conference attendees interested in bringing a guest to visit
the Exhibit Hall, guest passes are available for $85 for a Friday
pass (includes lunch and reception) and $45 for a Saturday pass
(includes morning beverages and lunch). All attendees entering the Exhibit Hall will be required to wear their conference or
guest badge in order to be permitted entry at the door – no
exceptions, please.
Participating Exhibitors
The following is a list of exhibitors scheduled to participate in
the Exhibit Hall as of November 2010. For more information
on exhibiting, please contact the CLC office at 800-252-4515 x
14 or [email protected]
Alicia Rose “Victorious” Foundation
Art With Heart
Bare Heart Buddy
Beads of Courage
Buzzy4shots.com
Camp Mak-A-Dream
Caring Bridge
Ceiling Scenes
Diversionary Therapy Technologies
Electric Owl Studios
Emspiration, LLC
Bookstore
FlagHouse, Inc.
Conveniently located in the Exhibit Hall, the Bookstore is the
place to visit for the latest Child Life Council products and
publications. Save money by taking advantage of conference
discounts and eliminating shipping and handling fees.
Gebauer Company
Healing Healthcare Systems
Health Press for Kids
Illinois State University
IV Pole Pals
IMPORTANT!
Name Badges
Kelsey’s Kids Foundation
Name badges are required for admission to all conference
sessions and events.
Kidzpace Interactive
Kids Count Consulting Services, Inc.
Lawrence Medical Products
Legacy Products
Exhibit Hall Events & Bookstore Hours
Friday, May 27, 2011
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
with Lunch
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception
LifeLine Pilots
Light Spinner Quarterly
Medical Memories
Memories Unlimited, Inc.
My Heart Guardian Angel Dolls
Patient Puppets, Inc.
Playworks
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Project Sunshine
8:30 a.m. –10:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
with Beverages
Private Social Networks, Inc.
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
with Lunch &
Staffed Poster Presentations
St. Baldrick’s Foundation
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Readeo
SuperSibs!
TFH USA Ltd.
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Conference Session Schedule
Friday, May 27
Professional Development Workshops
10:45 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
1. “Laughing Gas...It’s not just for
Dentists Anymore!”: Using Nitrous
Oxide for Sedation During Stressful
Procedures in the Hospital Setting
2. Crossing the Generational Divide:
3. Losing Part of Yourself: A Look
Capitalizing on the Utilization of
at Children and Teens Who
Four Generations within the Workforce
Experience a Physical or Emotional
Loss of Themselves
4. “Leaving the Nest”: How Child Life
Specialists Can Aid Chronically-Ill
Adolescents in the Transition to
Self-Managed, Adult Oriented Care
5. Using Photography to Explore the
Meaning of Camp Participation
Among School Age Children and
Teenagers with Complex Heart Defects
6. Where Will all the Siblings Play?
A Summer Sibling Program
Utilizing Practicum Students
7. Addressing Ongoing Professional
Dilemmas, Boundaries, and Scopes
of Practice Through the Formation
of a Multidisciplinary Professional
Practice Council
8. Championing a PPI (Parental Presence
for Anesthesia Induction) Program
9. Tools for Tots: Learn to Find
the Best, Safest, and Most
Appropriate Toys for Infant and
Toddler Child Life Programming
Professional Development Workshops
2:00 p.m. –
3:30 a.m.
10. Navigating Child Life through
Uncharted Waters: How to Develop
and Implement a New Program
11. Uncomfortable Situations: Exploring
Our Emotional Responses When
Working with Grieving Families
12. Integrating New and Existing
Technology into Child Life
Practice
13. Abstract Writing for Professionals
14. Successful Education Models for
Improving Comfort and Care
15. Comic Relief: Research and
Practical Applications for Using
Humor as an Evidence-based
Healthcare Intervention
16. “It Hurts Inside and Out!”:
Impact on Abused and
Neglected Children
17. “Do I Have To Go Back to School?”
Easing the Transition Through
School Reentry Programming
18. Employee Engagement –
Why Does it Matter?
Professional Development Workshops
4:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
19. No Pain, All Gain: Implementing an 20. What Every Child Life Specialist
Interactive Non-Pharmacological
Needs to Know about Psychosocial
Pain Management Group
Risk Assessment
21. Expanding the Hospital Tour:
Children and Adolescents for
Major Surgery and Recovery
22. A Continuum of Change for
Training the Best: Ensuring Quality
Training Experiences for Future
Child Life Specialists
23. Indicators for Advanced Clinical
Care: Taking Assessments and
Interventions to the Next Level
24. A Detailed Look at Infants’
Methods of Communication and
Considerations for the
Hospital Setting
25. Emphasizing Student Research:
2nd Annual Symposium
26. Navigating the Bone Marrow
Transplant Sibling Process
27. To Sink or Swim: Effective
on-the-Job Training for New
Hospital Play Specialists
Saturday, May 28
10:15 a.m. –
11:45 a.m.
Plenary Sessions
A. Cultivating Self-Care Practice to
Avoid Compassion Fatigue
B. What Matters Most: Honoring
Relationship through the
Co-Creation of Ritual
C. Breathe, Relax, Imagine
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Professional Development Workshops
1:45 p.m. –
3:15 p.m.
28. The Fork in the Road: the Choice
and Path Toward the Development
of a Multi-Sensory Patient
Experience in Radiology
29. Survival and Success: Emergency
Department Interventions for the
Child Life Specialist
30. “Who Lives in a Pineapple Under
the Sea…” The Impact of Media
Use on Development
31. The Healing Power of Green:
Growing a Patient’s Spirit Through
Healing Gardens
32. Communication Collaboration:
Child Life Specialist and
Speech-Language
33. Acute Care Inpatient Mental
Health Services. Child Life and
Occupational Therapy Team Up;
What’s that all about?
34. Humanism in Medicine:
Incorporating Child Life into
Medical Student Curriculum
35. Closing the Gap: How a NICU
Sibling Program was Established
and How It Survived Flu Season
36. 10 Steps to Putting Your
Child Life Program on the Map
Within Your Community
37. LEAPP: An Interdisciplinary and
Evidence-Based Approach to
Managing Pediatric Procedures
38. Do You Really See Me?:
An Exploration of Diversity and
the Rights of the Hospitalized Child
39. Seeds To Success: Charting the
Course of the Child Life Profession
40. Presentation + Large Audience =
Anxiety!
41. Knowledge Translation: Finding a
Niche for Child Life Specialists
Within the Research Process
42. Bone Marrow Transplant:
Quality of Life and Survivorship:
A Teen Perspective
43. Evidence-based Best Practice
Guidelines for Pandemic Response:
The Role of Child Life in Assisting
Children and Families during
Pandemic Disaster
44. A Place of My Own:
The Ins and Outs of a Sibling Area
in the Hospital
45. Making Needlesticks Less Painful:
A Strategic Poke Plan
Two-Hour Seminars
3:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 29
8:30 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.
Professional Development Workshops
46. Even When Your Hair Begins to
Turn Gray, You Will Never Be Too
Old To Play…The Importance of
Play For The Seasoned Professional
47. iSupport: Using the iPad and iPod
Touch as Procedural Support Tools
48. Educating Volunteers About
Child Life and Family-Centered
Care: Developing An Orientation
DVD
49. Beyond Knock-Knock Jokes and
Riddles: The Therapeutic Use of
Hospice Humor
50. The ‘Bounce Back’ Factor:
A Guide to Promoting Resilience
in Children
51. Supporting Patients and Families
in a Pediatric Intensive
Care Unit
52. How to Create a “Monster” in
Two Years or Less: Praise,
Punishments and Rewards
53. World of Difference: Cultural
Diversity and Child Life Practice
54. Happiest Baby on the Block:
Comfort Techniques for Infants
0-3 Months
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Schedule of Events
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
International Attendee Program —
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
All International attendees are invited to attend this session
sponsored by the CLC International Task Force. Further
details about this session will be forthcoming.
supervision in child life practice. Participants will gain skills
to begin developing their own supervision groups through
the information and experience gathered from this session.
Case material from participants will be used in the groups.
II. Writing & Research: Practice for the Practitioner
$125 – All Attendees – Limited Space (30)
Joan Turner, PhD, CCLS
Associate Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
Toni Crowell, MS, CCLS
Academic & Clinical Specialist Manager
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Child Life Professional Certification
Examination — 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kate Shamszad, MS, CCLS
Program Director, Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Life
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
The Children’s Cancer Hospital, Houston, TX
The Child Life Professional Certification Examination will
be administered Thursday, May 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. A separate application process is required to sit for this
examination. The application deadline for the exam is
March 31, 2011 for those educated in the U.S. and Canada.
For complete information on certification and the application process, please visit the CLC website at
www.childlife.org/Certification.
Examination participants are encouraged to register for the
conference to take advantage of valuable educational and
networking opportunities. Those who successfully complete
this exam may apply PDHs (Professional Development
Hours) accrued during the 2011 Annual Conference toward
recertification.
This full day intensive will provide opportunities to engage
in the writing process supported by research leaders from
the child life community. The workshop consists of a
sequence of three parts:
• Writing what you know
• Forming a research question
• Translating your ideas into a research proposal
Pre-Conference Half Day Intensives (3 PDHs)
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
III. Play is the Work of the Child AND of the Child Life
Specialist: Making Play a Vital Part of Your Day and Theirs
$75 – All Attendees
Pre-Conference Full Day Intensives (6 PDHs)
Time has been built into the schedule to allow for a one
and a half hour lunch break. CLC will not be providing
lunch for any pre-conference intensives. A lunch break is
scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
I. A Live Clinical Supervision Group and Facilitation
Intensive for Child Life Professionals
$125 – All Attendees
Diane Rode, MPS, ATR-BC, CCLS, LCAT
Director, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department,
Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai
Gloria Mattera, MS, MEd, CCLS
Director – Department of Child Life & Developmental Services,
Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
This unique, live-supervision opportunity provides an indepth exploration of the importance and value of clinical
Anne Claire Hickman, CCLS, CIMI
Senior Child Life Specialist
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX
Chris Brown, MS, CCLS
Director - Child Life & Family Centered Care
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX
In order to support and strengthen child life specialist skills
in the provision of play and creative arts activities that are
therapeutic and child-directed, this workshop will focus on
the child life specialist’s role in environmental design, material selection, and facilitative responses to maximize the
healing value of play.
IV. Student Supervision: Maximizing Potential
Through Coaching and Effective Feedback
$75 – All Attendees
Erin Munn, MS, CCLS
Child Life Training Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
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Belinda “Bindy” Sweett, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Richmond, BC
Suzanne Graca, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III, Children’s Hospital Boston, Dedham, MA
A key role of intern supervisors lies in maximizing the
potential within each of our students. This session focuses
on how we can use awareness of our own beliefs and values,
specific coaching strategies, and effective skills in performance evaluation to best meet this training responsibility.
Tour of Comer Children’s Hospital
at the University of Chicago
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$25 – All attendees – Limited space (100)
Comer Children’s Hospital at the
University of Chicago Medical Center is
a state-of-the-art, 155-bed hospital that
admits more than 5,000 pediatric patients annually.
The overarching goal of Comer Children’s Hospital is to
provide the most advanced care for children in a kidfriendly, family-focused environment. From the colorful
artwork throughout the building to the family play areas,
and the colorful elevators to the private rooms with
in-room sleeping accommodations for parents, Comer
Children’s Hospital was designed with kids and families
in mind. Just as our building was created for kids, our
pediatric experts are here to treat just kids. Our teams of
expert physicians and specialists have received specialized
pediatric training – making them able to care for even the
tiniest babies.
The hospital's many play spaces offer safe, fun-filled places
of refuge where no medical procedures are performed.
On the first floor 24,000 square feet is devoted to a dynamic
play space for children and their families, including: a central
play space for young children, a teen room with private space
for teens ages 11 and older, and an interactive outdoor
space next to the playroom.
Pre-Conference Half Day Intensives (3 PDHs)
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
V. Learning to SOAR™: A Strengths-Based Approach to
Strategic Planning
$75 – All Attendees
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Christine Slavik, MEd, CCLS (EdD in progress)
Professor, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC
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Currently there is a shift in organizational development
that takes strategic planning focus towards collaborative
and appreciative approaches. This session will introduce
participants to SOAR™ a strengths-based approach to
strategic planning in organizations. Participants will learn
how to utilize this approach and take away resources for
their own workplace.
VI. Looking at Children with New Eyes:
The Influence of Sensory Processing on Child Life
$75 – All Attendees
Jennifer Rosinia, PhD, OTR/L
President, Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., Lansing, IL
This presentation will share information about the “lesser
known” senses of vestibular and proprioception, the interrelated components of sensory processing, and the concept
of a sensory threshold.
VII. Supporting the Healing Community with
Closed-circuit, Interactive Television
$75 – All Attendees
Rene Roy
Producer, Skylight TV, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
This seminar will present how one children’s hospital has
designed, developed, staffed and funded its own closed circuit interactive television station, and how the benefits of its
unique programming support patients and families in the
healing community of the hospital. From start-up through
advanced programming and technology, participants will
gain valuable insights into how to plan, build and actualize
this unique resource in the health care environment.
VIII. How to Grow Your Precepting Garden
$75 – All Attendees
Kelly Hannon, CCLS
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Patricia Boettcher, MA, PC, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Sandra Kauffman, CCLS, CTRS
Child Life Specialist II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Precepting skills are necessary for a successful internship
program and for leadership development among staff. This
intensive will give participants hands-on experience with the
key elements of increasing energy, boosting morale, and
improving skill sets as a preceptor within your department.
New Member/First Timer Orientation
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by (Mattel Children’s Hospital – insert logo)
The New Member/First Timer Orientation is a great
opportunity to join veteran CLC members and staff for an
informative overview of CLC and the Annual Conference
on Professional Issues. Whether you are a new member, a
first-time conference attendee or potential member, learn
how to make the most out of networking opportunities
and professional development through Child Life Council.
This event will set the stage for a successful conference
experience and has a history of launching lasting friendships. Refreshments will be served, and participants are sure
to leave with their questions answered.
20. Disaster Response
32. Orthopedics
21. Electronic Charting
(EMR)
33. Outpatient Clinics
22. Emergency
Department
35. Presentation Skills
23. Ethics
24. Hematology/Oncology
25. History of Child Life
26. Hospital Relocation
27. International
28. Kidney Disease
29. Medical Missions
30. NICU
31. One Person Programs
34. Pain/Palliative Care
36. Radiology
37. Safety
38. Siblings
39. Social Networking
40. Solid Organ Transplant
41. Surgery
42. Technology (Bedside)
43. Traumatic Brain Injury
44. Volunteers
Student Networking Event
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
At this special event designed specifically for students
planning to enter the child life profession, participants will
have the opportunity to have all of their burning questions
answered by a panel of experienced professionals. All students are encouraged to register for this interactive event.
Networking Roundtable Event
for Child Life Professionals
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Networking roundtable discussions are small group
discussions for child life professionals led by a networking
facilitator. The purpose of these sessions is to give professionals a chance to explore a particular topic of special
importance with others who share similar responsibilities
or interests. The small group discussion format offers
an excellent opportunity to make lasting professional
connections with your peers! Roundtables will be set up
for the following topics:
1. Abstract Writing
11. Child Abuse
2. Academic Training
12. Clinical Internships
3. Adolescents
13. Clinical Supervision
4. Alternative Settings
5. Autism
14. Community Outreach
Programs
6. Bereavement
15. Community Visitors
7. BMT
16. Creative Arts
8. Burns
17. Critical Care
9. Camps
18. Cystic Fibrosis
10. Cardiac
19. Directors/Leaders
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FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
Opening General Session
& Emma Plank Keynote Address (2 PDHs)
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by (Texas Children’s Hospital – insert logo)
Larry Gray, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Medical
Director, International Adoption Clinic
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Larry Gray, MD, is a board-certified
behavioral and developmental pediatrician. Dr. Gray’s clinical practice and
research focuses on the behavioral and developmental
issues of infants and young children, with a special emphasis on infant stress and self-regulation. He also coordinates
the University of Chicago’s pediatric residency rotation in
international health. Dr. Gray is the medical director of the
Fussy Baby Network. He also serves as program director for
the Health Volunteers Overseas pediatric program at St.
Jude Hospital in St. Lucia, West Indies.
Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDHs)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
1. “Laughing Gas...It’s not just for Dentists Anymore!”:
Using Nitrous Oxide for Sedation During Stressful
Procedures in the Hospital Setting
Jodi Betsinger, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Stephanie Smith, MA, CCLS
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Nitrous oxide has been proven to be an effective form of
sedation in dental offices for years. Pediatric hospitals are
now beginning to use this during stressful procedures.
By sharing the benefits, the process, and child life’s role in
using nitrous oxide, attendees will gain insight into this
innovative approach.
2. Crossing the Generational Divide:
Capitalizing on the Utilization of Four Generations
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Effectively working with four diverse generations includes
educating colleagues about generational differences to facilitate improved communication and collaboration. This
workshop examines generational styles in areas of supervision, communication, training, work/life balance and
healthcare settings. Current research, lay wisdom, evidence-based practice, and stereotypical generational patterns will be reviewed.
3. Losing Part of Yourself: A Look at Children and
Teens Who Experience a Physical or Emotional
Loss of Themselves
Ashley Anderst, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Jennifer Smith, MS, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Specialist
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Participants will gain insight into the journey children and
families experience when facing chronic illness resulting in
a loss of themselves. Case studies, discussion groups and
resources will be used to provide education about children
and adolescents losing part of themselves, whether it is a
physical and/or emotional loss.
4. “Leaving the Nest”: How Child Life Specialists
Can Aid Chronically-Ill Adolescents in the Transition
to Self-Managed, Adult Oriented Care
Bradley Jerson, MA, CCLS, CIMI
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Rachel Annunziato, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
Mt. Sinai Medical Center/Fordham University, New York, NY
Christine D’Urso
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Despite milestones associated with “adulthood” for young
adults with chronic illness, leaving pediatrics brings many
medical and psychosocial challenges. A child life specialist
and pediatric psychologist discuss how to successfully translate research into interventions addressing this challenge
faced across pediatric populations. An innovative hospital
based cross-age mentoring program will be discussed.
5. Using Photography to Explore the Meaning of
Camp Participation Among School Age Children and
Teenagers with Complex Heart Defects
Kathleen O’Brien, MA, CCLS
Clinical Manager
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Priti Desai, PhD, MPH, CCLS
Assistant Professor, Child Development and Family Relations
Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Matthew Roefer, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, TX
The goal of this presentation is twofold: to share the results
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and implications of the study as well as to discuss the use of
qualitative research in the child life field. The use of photography paired with interviews provided such data. Study
results and implications will be discussed.
6. Where Will All The Siblings Play? A Summer Sibling
Program Utilizing Practicum Students
Julie Piazza, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Training Coordinator, C.S. Mott Children’s
Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Molly Kofflin, CTRS
Activity Therapist Associate, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Sara Mellifont, BSN, RN
Family Resource Center Coordinator, C.S. Mott Children’s
Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
An innovative Hospital Summer Sibling Program has
resulted in the creation of meaningful learning opportunities for child life practicum students while meeting needs
of hospitalized families. Information on family-centered
program design development, evaluation of services, and
collaborative partnership with staff, students and families
will be presented.
7. Addressing Ongoing Professional Dilemmas,
Boundaries, and Scopes of Practice Through the
Formation of a Multidisciplinary Professional
Practice Council
Sara Gilbert
Child Life Specialist/Clinical Art Therapist
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Hyde Park, NY
Nancy Barbach, LCSW, BCD
Hem/Onc Stem Cell Transplant Social Work, Cohen Children’s
Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Tara Narayan
Patient Relations Administrator, Cohen Children’s Medical
Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Ronit Schwartz, RN, MSN, PNP, CPON
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York,
New Hyde Park, NY
The Professional Practice Council was developed as a means
of identifying and addressing the complex and concerning
issues that can arise when a professional relationship becomes
personal and boundaries dissolve. This presentation will
provide an overview of the policies that help protect patients
and families while providing the best plan of care.
8. Championing a PPI (Parental Presence
for Anesthesia Induction) Program
Joy Daugherty, MBA/HCM, CCLS
Child Life Coordinator
Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center, Glendale, AZ
Anne Bordal, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center, Glendale, AZ
This presentation will discuss the implementation and
maintenance of a PPI program as it relates to patient- and
family-centered care. Audience members will view video
footage of a PPI process and obtain tools and resources to
champion PPI at their hospital/surgery center.
9. Tools for Tots: Learn to Find the Best, Safest,
and Most Appropriate Toys for Infant and
Toddler Child Life Programming
Jennifer Kemp, MS, CCLS, DT, CPST
Manager, Infant Studies Certificate Program
Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL
The world of infant-toddler play materials can be overwhelming. This presentation will walk participants
through assessing infant-toddler play needs and selecting
the best products for their clinical environment.
Participants will leave with new ideas, a practical guide to
top products and manufacturers, and a passion for toy
industry advocacy.
Lunch and Bookstore in Exhibit Hall
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Join your fellow conference attendees and exhibitors for a
casual meal and great conversation. Take time to stop by
each booth to learn more about the products and services
offered by each of our exhibitors.
Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDHs)
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10. Navigating Child Life through Uncharted Waters:
How to Develop and Implement a New Program
Anita Trombley, MS, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT
Erin Spaulding, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT
This professional development workshop is specifically
designed to assist child life specialists looking to expand
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services at their institution. Through discussion and shared
examples of successful pilot programs, participants will
gain knowledge and strategies relevant to developing and
implementing the role of child life in a new program area.
11. Uncomfortable Situations:
Exploring our Emotional Responses
when Working with Grieving Families
Geanine Hunt, MEd, CCLS, CIMI
Senior Child Life Specialist, PICU
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Klinger, MT-BC, NICU-MT
Music Therapist, NICU/PICU
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Willow Troy Messier, ATR-BC, CCLS, MAAT, LCAT
Art Therapist, Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Rebecca Meyers, MS, CCLS
Lead Child Life Specialist, NICU
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
This multidisciplinary panel presentation will explore the
responses of professional caregivers to uncomfortable situations that arise when working with patients and families at
end-of-life. The use of creative, collaborative approaches in
hospital-based pediatric palliative care will be discussed.
Participants are encouraged to share their experiences,
stories and reflections.
12. Integrating New and Existing Technology
into Child Life Practice
Stacy Sedlack, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Specialist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Tyler Robertson, MA, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Specialist, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
In a world where technology is constantly moving forward,
where does this leave child life? This presentation will
emphasize an evidence-based practice approach to technology and developing interventions, looking closely at technology and how child life specialists can stay ahead of the curve.
13. Abstract Writing for Professionals
Rhonna McConnell, MA, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Nikki Orkoskey, MA, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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Patricia Boettcher, MA, PC, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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This workshop will focus on how to write a concise,
detailed abstract for professional conferences. Participants
will learn how to formulate an abstract from initial idea to
completed submission. Presenters will discuss how to write
a thesis statement, presentation outline, and objectives.
Presenters will also address APA format and proofreading.
14. Successful Education Models for Improving
Comfort and Care
Crystal Tahvildar-Akbari, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist,
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX
Kacey Shaw, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX
As child life specialists, our goal is to reduce pain and anxiety by enhancing comfort for children and families; this can
be challenging in the traditional medical model. Our presentation will provide educational tools to use with interdisciplinary staff in order to align their practices with comfort
and family-centered care.
15. Comic Relief: Research and Practical Applications
for Using Humor as an Evidence-based
Healthcare Intervention
Robyn Hart, MEd, CCLS
Director, Child Life Services,
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Judy Rollins, RN
President, Rollins & Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.
This presentation introduces the theory and practice of
incorporating humor as a therapeutic intervention to promote coping and reduce stress/anxiety. Participants will
learn about unique techniques and hospital programs that
use humor to provide psychosocial care, and engage in
humor-based therapeutic activities for use with children.
16. “It Hurts Inside and Out!”: Child Life’s Impact on
Abused and Neglected Children
Theresa Edmunds, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Elisa Mozley, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Lauren Johnson, CCLS
Child Life Specialist I, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Working with children who have experienced abuse and
neglect requires unique interventions from child life specialists. Various interventions will be discussed through the
use of a case study. The complexity of care and difficulties
Conference Registration
W
e encourage you to register online through the CLC
Web site at www.childlife.org. By using the online system, you will have access to real-time views of available
session offerings and secure your event selections instantly,
with a registration confirmation and payment receipt delivered
automatically via email. You can also use the online system to
make adjustments to your session selections up until the close
of registration on May 18, 2011 (subject to session availability).
Online registration is available to those paying by check, as well
as Visa or MasterCard. Registrants will be given the option
either to pay by credit card at the time of registration, or mail a
check separately. All check payments must be received by the
CLC office no later than May 2, 2011.
Please note, reservations for the conference intensives and the
hospital tour can be made by pre-registration only. All have
limited space and will fill up quickly.
The best discounted registration fees are available for those
who register by March 18, 2011. The deadline for pre-registration is May 18, 2011, after which time, participants may only
register on-site. Although we will do our best to accommodate
everyone, those participants who register on-site may find there
is only limited access to certain conference events, due to overwhelming popularity in the pre-registration phase and/or
unanticipated demand from on-site registrants. To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend that you pre-register online
well in advance of the conference.
Exhibit Hall Guest Passes
Those who are unable to submit their conference registration
online should fill in the registration form on the following
pages, and either fax or mail it to the CLC office. This method
of registration requires additional time for processing; allow at
least three weeks for your registration to be entered into the
system and confirmed by email. Please note, CLC cannot guarantee first-choice session selections, as certain events may fill or
sell out online before registration forms can be processed. In
order to be eligible for student rates, non-members must provide documentation of their full-time student status and
include it with their registration form. CLC student members
are not required to do so.
All registration forms must be accompanied by full payment
(check or money order in U.S. funds, payable to Child Life
Council) and sent to:
2011 Annual Conference
Child Life Council
11821 Parklawn Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20852
Fax: 301-881-7092
If you miss the pre-registration deadline and find it necessary
to register on-site for the conference, please bring your completed registration form, registration fees, and proof of fulltime student status (if applicable) to the
Registration Fees (all in U.S. Funds):
On or before:
3/18/11
4/18/11
On-Site
$325
$425
$425
$525
$625
$625
Professionals:
CLC Member
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Full-Time Students/Retired Professionals:
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$250
$350
$300
$400
$400
$500
(for guests of registered conference attendees):
Friday: $85 (includes lunch and evening reception)
Saturday: $45 (includes morning beverages and lunch)
Join as a CLC member now and save on conference registration
fees, in addition to receiving full member benefits all year long.
The online membership application can be found at
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Registration Cancellation/Refunds
Refund requests for CLC basic conference registration, minus a
$50 service fee, will be honored if received in writing by CLC
no later than Friday, April 29, 2011. No refunds will be given
after that date and substitute attendees will not be accepted. All
cancellations must be requested in writing and sent via email to
[email protected] Refunds will be given for basic registration only — refunds are not available for intensives, special
events, exhibit hall passes or hospital tours. Please note, refunds
may take up to 21 days to process.
Special Services for Participants
with Disabilities
Individuals who require special services to allow full participation in the conference must notify CLC in writing, no later
than April 8, 2011.
IMPORTANT! Conference Registration and Receipt
Participants who register online will receive an automatic
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following their submission. For those who submit their registration by fax or mail, confirmations/receipts will be generated
and emailed from CLC headquarters prior to the conference.
Please bring this receipt with you to the conference. On-site
registrants may request a receipt at the time of registration.
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The Washington Marriott Wardman Hotel sits on 16 garden acres
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close to the National Cathedral and National Zoo.
The hotel is also a very short ride from the National Mall,
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encountered as a child transitions throughout the hospital
will be addressed.
17. “Do I Have To Go Back To School?” Easing the
Transition Through School Reentry Programming
Jennifer Roady, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Melanie Sweat, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
For a child with a chronic illness, going to school can be
stressful, especially when that illness leads to physical
and/or cognitive differences. This presentation will provide
a framework for collaborating with an interdisciplinary
team to create a successful school reentry process for
children and adolescents living with chronic illness.
18. Employee Engagement – Why Does it Matter?
Diane Hart, MA, CCLS, EDAC
Director, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
If you desire greater team effectiveness and communication
among your team, then this session is for you! Many
organizations have been utilizing survey tools to measure
employee engagement. We will discuss the importance of
workplace engagement and how child life staff can create
meaningful action plans.
Gail Klayman, MEd, CCLS
Adaptive Care Team Program Coordinator
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
A reliable instrument that accurately assesses pediatric
psychosocial risk based on evidenced-based literature,
is essential to identify the most vulnerable patients. This
presentation will assist participants in learning how to
accurately prioritize patients, allocate staff, and select
interventions based on patient vulnerability.
21. Expanding the Hospital Tour: Preparing Children
and Adolescents for Major Surgery and Recovery
Jessica Oviatt, MA, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA
Annie Esguerra, CCLS
CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA
Preparing children for surgery and decreasing anxiety
can result in a better recovery with less pain. Hospital
tours are used to prepare pediatric patients for hospitalization, surgery, and recovery. This presentation will explore
expanding the basic hospital tour to meet the individual
needs of patients having major surgeries.
Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDHs)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
19. No Pain, All Gain: Implementing an Interactive
Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Group
Breanne Mathers, CCLS, TRS
Certified Child Life Specialist,
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, ON
This session will explore the development, implementation
and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, interactive nonpharmacological pain management group for school-aged
and adolescent clients. Through the presentation of
evidence-based outcomes, this session will offer insight
into this unique intervention and provide methods for
practical application, helpful tips and lessons learned.
20. What Every Child Life Specialist Needs to Know
about Psychosocial Risk Assessment
Jennifer Staab, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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22. A Continuum of Change for Training the Best:
Ensuring Quality Training Experiences for
Future Child Life Specialists
Krista Burgbacher, MS, CCLS
Outreach Manager
Gilda’s Club Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
Elizabeth Williams-Moneck, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
This presentation will share processes and materials
used within a successful child life internship program.
Participants will be introduced to this program, its screening, implementation, evaluation, and revision processes.
Opportunities for discussion concerning aspects of managing child life internship programs will conclude the session.
23. Indicators for Advanced Clinical Care: Taking
Assessments and Interventions to the Next Level
Kristen Romig, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center at Legacy, Plano, TX
Melinda Goff, MS, CCLS
Child Life Supervisor
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Patients that are unresponsive to standard child life interventions present challenges to child life practice. This presentation will discuss the assessment process, identification
of indicators for advanced care, and enhancement of standard child life interventions. A multi-media presentation
including case studies will provide participants with unique
ideas for daily practice.
24. A Detailed Look at Infants’ Methods of
Communication and Considerations for
the Hospital Setting
Katherine Gentry, CCLS, CEIM
Child Life Specialist, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
Crystal Goodson,
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,
Nashville, TN
Attendees will take an in-depth look at methods of infant
communication and learn new ideas for interventions.
Discussion will include infant states, sleep needs and cultural considerations. Come gain new insights to address
the unique developmental needs of our youngest patients.
25. Emphasizing Student Research:
2nd Annual Symposium
Meghan Kelly, MSEd, CCLS
Director, Child Life Program
The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY
Nicole Rosburg, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Texas Children’s Hospital/St. Luke’s The Woodlands, Conroe, TX
This workshop will provide a forum for the dissemination
of undergraduate, graduate and PhD student research.
Educators will coordinate a panel of successful student
researchers to discuss their studies and models for engaging
in the research process. Participants will share in the
enthusiasm of research opportunities in our field.
26. Navigating the Bone Marrow Transplant
Sibling Process
Jennifer Grannis, CCLS, MSW
Certified Child Life Specialist
Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY
Elizabeth Uhlhorn, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, NY
This presentation will utilize a detailed flow chart of the
bone marrow transplant process, identify the unique psychosocial needs of BMT donor siblings, the BMT patient,
family, and suggest appropriate child life interventions to
address these needs.
27. To Sink or Swim: Effective On-the-Job Training for
New Hospital Play Specialists
Ana Smith, MS, CCLS
Hospital Play Specialist
Kidz First Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Cheryl Young,
Hospital Play Specialist
Kidz First Children’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Providing a comprehensive orientation and supportive
supervision is essential in nurturing new hospital play specialists as they acclimatize to the healthcare environment.
An overview of the orientation process will be presented
through the eyes of a supervisor and supervisee, detailing
their personal and professional journeys through this
process.
Opening Night Reception
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
CLC Committee Meetings – Track One
7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
For Current Committee Members Only
CLC Information Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Formerly the Conference Badge & Tote Bag Pick-up area,
the CLC Conference Information Desk will be staffed with
volunteers for any conference-related questions.
Exhibit Hall and Bookstore Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
CLC Committee Meetings – Track Two
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
For Current Committee Members Only
Plenary Sessions (1.5 PDHs)
Relaxation and imagery are effective stress management
interventions that ease the diverse experiences accompanying pediatric hospitalization and illness. They are also key
strategies that can renew and refresh those who care for
children. Attendees will experience the coping strategies of
calm breathing, positive self-statements, progressive muscle
relaxation and guided imagery.
Lunch, Posters and Bookstore Open
in Exhibit Hall
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Staffed Poster Presentations – (1 PDH)
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
During the final Exhibit Hall session, presenters will be
available in the poster area to discuss their topic and
answer questions. A list of 30 questions will be available
for attendees to test their newly acquired knowledge. Those
who answer at least 90% of the questions correctly will
earn 1 PDH. Completed questionnaires should be turned
in at the CLC Volunteer Check-in table, which will be
located near the Onsite Registration desk.
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
A. Cultivating Self-Care Practice to Avoid
Compassion Fatigue
Susan “Boon” Murray, CCLS, CTRS
Professor, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Understand ‘compassion satisfaction’ and ‘compassion
fatigue’ and discover revitalizing standards of self-care.
Inventory your self-care practices at work and home.
Commit to a self-care prevention plan in a paper sack
journal where you identify positive actions to reduce
caregiving stress as ongoing wellness transformation.
Promote a healthy workplace that honors self-care.
B. What Matters Most: Honoring Relationship
through the Co-Creation of Ritual
Kathie Kobler, MS, APN, PCNS-BC
Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Palliative Care, Advocate
Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
This presentation provides concrete applications for incorporating ritual into clinical practice. The co-creation of ritual between care providers, children and parents will be
explored, highlighting the transforming and healing nature
of ritual for all participants.
C. Breathe, Relax, Imagine
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A. My Diabetes Playbox: A Psychoeducational Tool for
Young Children with Diabetes
Christine Shadd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, SickKids Hospital, Toronto, ON
Donna Koller, PhD
Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
Recent research has shown that young children with
diabetes lack education about their disease. This poster
presents information on a new psychoeducational tool
that addresses knowledge about the disease, feelings and
self-care initiatives. “My Diabetes Playbox” is an innovative
and child-focused resource that can be used by child life
specialists.
B. Siblings are Special Too! —
A Take on a Bead Program for Siblings
Beth Baratz, MS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center,
Long Branch, NJ
This sibling bead program is modeled after a patient
bead program to include the siblings in the hospital/clinic
environment. It is difficult to be a sibling of someone who
has cancer. This program will allow siblings to discuss their
feelings while being included in the hospital/clinic
treatment experience.
C. Strength in Numbers: Implementing Practice Change
Through an Interdisciplinary EBP Fellowship Program
Lori Gottwein, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Martha Fillinger, RN, APNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Evidence helps health care professionals prove the effectiveness of interventions provided to patients and families.
This presentation will outline collaboration between child
life and nursing team members participating in a hospitalbased fellowship program. Materials will be provided to
aid in development of a similar program within other
health care settings.
D. The Child Life Archives:
Tracing the Paths of the Pioneers
Lois Pearson, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Edgewood College, Menomonee Falls, WI
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This poster will highlight key professionals who are
“pioneering” child life best practice in alternative settings,
while documenting the importance of this work to the past,
present and future of our profession. The poster will also
increase awareness of the archives’ collections, accessibility
and importance as a resource to our profession.
E. Outreach to Pediatricians: Providing Tools to Support
Children in a Pediatrician’s Office
Erica Bailey, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT
Leah Spector, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT
Helping children cope with illness, hospitalization and
potentially stressful events is a child life core competency,
yet children seen in pediatricians’ offices are not similarly
supported. An educational outreach program has been
developed to provide pediatrician’s practices with the
necessary tools to support children and families with
this healthcare experience.
F. Developing a National, Collaborative Online
Child Life Resource Centre:
One Man’s Dream, a Country’s Reality
Chantal LeBlanc, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
Belinda Sweett, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
This national collaborative website houses a collection of
peer reviewed child life practice documents, a child life
benchmarking database as well as real time networking
capabilities. The website also provides information for
families, health professionals and students. Learn about its
creation and the amazing resources it contains!
G. Playing Outside the Toy Box
Jessica Fralic, CCLS
IWK Health Centre, Halifax Harbour, NS
Jennifer Lynch, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
In response to H1N1, public health agencies in Canada
recommend that toys be removed from ambulatory waiting
areas if there is an inability to ensure daily cleaning and
disinfection. This poster presentation will introduce guidelines and recommendations for the implementation of play
activities in ambulatory waiting areas.
H. My Race with Asthma: It’s an Asthmarathon
Cassie Wiley, CCLS
Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, TX
This program was created to address educational and
emotional needs of children living with asthma. It highlights a unique collaboration with a non-profit organization, “Medals4Mettle” and the potential to adapt the
program to any child’s diagnosis.
I. Developing an International Training Curriculum
Patrice Brylske, MPA, CCLS
Director-Child Life Department
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
Bettina Schwethelm, PhD, MPH
Executive Director
Fondation PH Suisse - Partnerships in Health,
Celigny Switzerland
L. Unveiling a Standard of Knowledge Transformation:
An Evidence-Based Practice Model for the
Child Life Profession
Jennifer Staab, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Theresa Edmunds, MS, CCLS
Pediatric Intensive Care Child Life Specialist
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Amy Curry, MS, CCLS
Child Life Department
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
The next step in advancing the child life profession is to
identify an evidence-based practice model for child life.
This model will guide the creation of future EBP summaries and guidelines for child life professionals.
This poster will illustrate six steps of curriculum development of an international training program. This program
equips pediatric staff with the knowledge and skills to integrate child- and family-centered approaches into their daily
practices, thereby transforming their healthcare facilities.
J. Re:Search: An Examination of Child Life Professionals’
Research Education, Training, Interests and Activities
Catherine Leung, CCLS
Child Life Fellow, British Columbia Children’s Hospital,
Vancouver, BC
Shira Zipursky, CCLS
Child Life Fellow, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
This poster examines the research education, training and
interest of surveyed child life specialists, and shares insight
into initiatives and resources that foster a fertile environment for research.
K. The Legacy Cart and Continuous Process
Improvement (CPI): Easing Legacy Building for
Families and Staff at End of Life
Catherine Harrison, CCLS
Supervisory Child Life Specialist
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
Not having easy access to the supplies and equipment
needed to create legacy items often adds stress for staff
and families at an already very difficult time. This poster
describes the evolution and implementation of a 5-S organization and Legacy Cart; a mobile container of foundational materials and instructions for legacy building activities.
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Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDHs)
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
28. The Fork in the Road: the Choice and Path toward
the Development of a Multi-Sensory Patient
Experience in Radiology
Sarah Miedel, MS, CCLS
Child Life Coordinator
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Natalie Sten, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist II
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
Children often find radiology procedures stressful. This
presentation will address one hospital’s efforts to decrease
anxiety by creating a multi-sensory environment that supports patients and families during procedures. This presentation will demonstrate the journey of transformation and
the data results.
29. Survival and Success: Emergency Department
Interventions for the Child Life Specialist
Kerry Bankhead, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Christine Knefley, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Child life specialists are regularly challenged when providing services in the emergency department, because circumstances demand that interventions be provided quickly and
with little time to prepare. This presentation will utilize lecture, small group networking and take-home resources to
provide participants with tools to develop comprehensive
treatment plans and succeed in challenging situations.
30. “Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea…”
The Impact of Media Use on Development
Megan Massey, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Can Elmo, Dora, and SpongeBob be more than entertainment? Research indicates that media exposure for children
under the age of two has a negative impact on numerous
facets of development. Child life specialists have a role in
advocating for and implementing policy changes in media
use with patients.
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31. The Healing Power of Green:
Growing a Patients Spirit Through Healing Gardens
Becky Ringlbauer, MA, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
The Children’s Hospital at Northwest Texas, Amarillo, TX
Alternative medicine and practices are gaining attention
in health care. The healing power of green spaces can
enhance the immune system, reduce heart rate, and build
morale. Learn the core concepts of healing garden design,
the benefits for patients and their families, and how to
bring ideas that work back to your facility.
32. Communication Collaboration: Child Life Specialist
and Speech-Language Pathologist
Amanda Anderson, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Jamie Trailov, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Developmental and communication skills are often minimized for tracheostomy and ventilator dependent patients
in the pediatric hospital setting due to complex medical
needs. This presentation will discuss how child life specialists and speech-language pathologists work together to help
pediatric patients meet developmental milestones and learn
ways to communicate.
33. Acute Care Inpatient Mental Health Services,
Child Life and Occupational Therapy Team Up;
What’s That All About?
Krista Newman-Bennett, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
Rick Pingert
Occupational Therapist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
It is well known that providing mental health services early
with an interdisciplinary team approach is crucial to providing the best level of care. In this presentation, learn how
child life and occupational therapy are working collaboratively to provide evidence-based psychosocial interventions.
34. Humanism in Medicine: Incorporating Child Life
into Medical Student Curriculum
Melissa Sexton, CCLS, CMT
Special Events Coordinator & Child Life Specialist
Riley Hospital for Children, Plainfield, IN
Brooke Massey, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Riley Hospital for Children, Plainfield, IN
Education of multi-disciplinary team members is vital to
the growth and development of child life programs. This
presentation will describe how to facilitate learning between
medical students and child life staff. We will explore potential stakeholders crucial to developing a program for their
individual settings and problem solve potential barriers.
35. Closing the Gap: How a NICU Sibling Program
was Established and How it Survived Flu Season
Cynthia Rodriguez, MEd, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Coordinator, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Troy Johnson, CCLS
Senior Child Life Specialist, Cohen Children’s Medical Center
of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Gloria Collura, MSN, RNC
Assistant Nurse Manager, NICU, Cohen Children’s Medical
Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY
Sibling visitation in the NICU is essential for the well-being
of the child. When those visits are interrupted, the sibling
may be left feeling disconnected and frustrated. This presentation will discuss the components of a successful policydriven preparation/visitation program and how web-based
visits were integrated when hospital visitation regulations
were profoundly changed.
36. 10 Steps to Putting Your Child Life Program
on the Map within Your Community
Allison Riggs, MS, CCLS
McMaster University, Child Life Studies Diploma Programme,
Hamilton, ON
Martha McLeod, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, ON
This presentation will meet the needs of child life specialists
seeking to create or revitalize a child life program. Building
on the strengths and skills inherent to the profession, the
dynamic presentation will outline specific components to
lead child life programs on the road to well-deserved
recognition.
Two-Hour Seminars (2 PDHs)
Although literature on pediatric procedural distress has
grown considerably, this knowledge is not always applied.
Collaboration with nurses and resident physicians is an
integral aspect of procedural management. A new model
for procedural management will be discussed.
38. Do You Really See Me?: An Exploration of Diversity
and the Rights of the Hospitalized Child
Christine Shadd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Andrea Hoover, CLS Dipl.
Child Life Specialist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Jennifer Butterly, MA
Child Life Specialist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Culturally appropriate and relevant care is a responsibility
of all healthcare professionals who encounter children and
families. This presentation will challenge participants to
consider their day to day interactions and interventions on
both personal and professional levels. This hands-on workshop will use multi-media, group discussion, case studies
and activities for self-reflection and practical tools for
everyday work.
39. Seeds To Success: Charting the Course of
the Child Life Profession
Civita Brown, MS, CCLS
Coordinator of Internships, Utica College, Utica, NY
Lois Pearson, MEd, CCLS
Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Jerriann Wilson, MEd, CCLS
Retired, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore, MD
Leslie Grissim, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
at Nashville, Nashville, TN
This presentation traces the evolution of the field of child
life and the role of the child life specialist from its inception
in the early 1950s to its role in healthcare today. In addition,
the creation of the Child Life Council in 1982 through
today will be explored.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
37. LEAPP: An interdisciplinary and Evidence-Based
Approach to Managing Pediatric Procedures
Colleen Baish, MEd, CCLS
Faculty, Child Life Specialist, Child and Family Studies
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Michelle Jeski, RN, CNS
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital: SUNY Upstate
Medical Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
40. Presentation + Large Audience = Anxiety!
Katie Arneson, MEd, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist, American Family Children’s
Hospital and Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Lisa Schleicher, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI
This presentation will prepare child life specialists in creating,
executing and evaluating educational in-services and/or pre-
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sentations to any audience. Interactive case studies and demonstration will allow the learner to formulate an outline that best
suits their audience’s needs and promote self confidence.
41. Knowledge Translation: Finding a Niche for
Child Life Specialists Within the Research Process
Toni Crowell, MS, CCLS
Academic Clinical Specialist, The Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, ON
This seminar will provide an overview of knowledge translation (KT) concepts that bridge gaps between research science and clinical practice in healthcare. Through examples
and hands-on activities participants will have opportunities
to assess and develop KT plans as applied to current
research findings and areas of child life practice.
42. Bone Marrow Transplant: Quality of Life and
Survivorship: A Teen Perspective
Kristin Maier, CCLS
Child Life Clinical Coordinator
All Children’s Hospital, Saint Petersburg, FL
This presentation will explore the many variables affecting
quality of life outcomes faced by children and teens experiencing long-term survival of a bone marrow transplant. A
panel of teen survivors will provide insight and discussion
aiding child life specialists in the development of effective
plans of care.
43. Evidence-based Best Practice Guidelines for
Pandemic Response: The Role of Child Life in
Assisting Children and Families during
Pandemic Disaster
Ginny Sprang, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Children and families present with a variety of biopsychosocial needs during pandemics that are difficult to manage in many healthcare settings. This presentation explores
data from a study of the psychosocial responses of children,
parents and child life specialists to pandemics and presents
Best Practice Guidelines for minimizing distress experienced by these groups.
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44. A Place of My Own:
The Ins and Outs of a Sibling Area in the Hospital
Karen McHugh-Fornadel, CCLS
Child Life Coordinator, Nationwide Children’s Hospital,
Columbus, OH
Vicky Lutmer
Sibling Liaison, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
This presentation will focus on providing sibling support
through a dedicated area in the hospital that has been successfully functioning for over 10 years. Participants will be
provided with a comprehensive review of the program as
well as practical information for those interested in sibling
care areas.
45. Making Needlesticks Less Painful:
A Strategic Poke Plan
Catherine Desmet, BSN, RN
Pediatric Charge Nurse Level E
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Sandra Merkel, MS, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Julie Piazza, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Susan Quinn, BSN, RN
Pediatric Nurse Level E
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Shannon Scott-Miller, MA,CCLS, ATR-BC
Child Life Specialist
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Needle sticks cause a child short term suffering and
anxiety but can also influence future experiences of pain.
An individualized Poke Plan is an innovative program
which can increase comfort, coping skills and patient/family satisfaction. Information shared will include creating a
team, using change champions, integrating evidence, and
quality improvement processes.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDHs)
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
46. Even When Your Hair Begins to Turn Gray, You Will
Never Be Too Old to Play…The Importance of Play for
the Seasoned Professional
Jennifer Rupp, CCLS
Child Life Specialist,
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH
Kristen Johnson, CCLS
Child Life Outreach Specialist,
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH
This presentation hopes to reignite the spark of play for
seasoned professionals. A gentle reminder of why we do
what we do, how we can play even better, avoid burnout
and identify ways to bring play to the next level for ourselves and the patients with whom we work.
47. iSupport: Using the iPad and iPod Touch
as Procedural Support Tools
Sonia Lugo, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Dawn Huber, CCLS
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York, NY
Luis Borges
Technology Coordinator,
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York, NY
iPads and iPods can be successfully used as tools to increase
patient participation during procedural support in a variety
of settings. This presentation will lay out the framework for
implementing this innovative technology in your institution based upon the outcomes of a pilot program.
48. Educating Volunteers About Child Life and FamilyCentered Care: Developing An Orientation DVD
Jenna Barke, CCLS
Volunteer Coordinator, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Betsy Brand, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Displaying child life concepts in video form can increase
volunteers’ understanding and comfort level in their roles.
This presentation will introduce participants to the process
of designing a volunteer orientation DVD, from identifying
core concepts to developing, filming, and editing an orientation DVD that includes essential components of child life
and family-centered care.
49. Beyond Knock-Knock Jokes and Riddles:
The Therapeutic Use of Hospice Humor
Tina Ulanowski, MEd, CCLS
Child Life Specialist III
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Pediatric hospice and palliative care emphasize the importance of human relationships and quality of life. This
presentation will review research and share ways families
and staff use humor to balance stress, connect with others,
see a new perspective, maintain a patient’s self esteem, and
manage emotions.
50. The ‘Bounce Back’ Factor:
A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children
Heather Crawford, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,
Ottawa, ON
Maureen Jones, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,
Ottawa, ON
Adopting resilience-centered interventions demonstrates
an investment in the psychosocial adaptation and development of children facing illness, injury and treatment. The
‘I HAVE, I AM, I CAN’ (Grotberg, 1995) model as the
knowledge base for preventative interventions with
children and adolescents at risk will be presented.
51. Supporting Patients and Families in
a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Jennifer Smith, MS, CCLS, CIMI
Child Life Specialist, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,
Memphis, TN
Wendy Pauker-Gordon, CCLS
Child Life Specialist/Dept. Coordinator,
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Following a patient in a pediatric intensive care unit calls
for some out-of-the-box thinking. Participants will explore
creative ways to provide support to patients and families
experiencing hospitalization in a pediatric intensive care
unit. We will look at supportive tools, caregiver interactions and how child life can improve functioning within
the medical team.
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52. How to Create a “Monster” in Two Years or Less:
Praise, Punishments and Rewards
Ashley Anderst, CCLS
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Allison Floryshak, MS, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Johns Hopkins Children Center,
Baltimore, MD
Child life professionals regularly observe the benefits and
possible negative effects of praise, punishments, and
rewards evident in behavioral responses of hospitalized
children. Using forum postings, research studies, common
scenarios, and roundtable discussions, presenters will
investigate how these reinforcements impact a child’s
coping mechanisms, motivation, temperament, and
personality traits.
53. World of Difference: Cultural Diversity
and Child Life Practice
Dawn McKellar, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, BC Childrens Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Rita Marchildon, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
This presentation will explore dimensions of culture and
cultural diversity, and their relation to child life practice.
Participants will take an active role in exploring their own
cultural values and learn skills essential in providing culturally competent care. Resources for working with people
from different cultural backgrounds will be provided.
54. Happiest Baby on the Block:
Comfort Techniques for Infants 0-3 Months
Chantelle Bennett, CCLS, CTRS
Certified Happiest Baby Educator,
Florida Hospital for Children Orlando, FL
Traci Woods, CCLS
Certified Happiest Baby Educator,
Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL
This presentation will provide insight to a new, innovating
approach to calming babies 0-3 months. The information
shared during this presentation is based on Dr. Harvey
Karp’s theory of the “5 S’s.” Participants will learn how to
utilize the techniques during procedures and adapt the
techniques in a NICU setting.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Winner to be Announced
Child Life Distinguished Service Award
Presentation
The Distinguished Service Award is the highest award presented by the Child Life Council Executive Board, recognizing exceptional members for outstanding contributions to
the field of child life. The 2011 Distinguished Service Award
will be presented at the Closing General Session.
Closing General Session
The Penguin Project® – Dr. Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the
Chief of the Section of Child Development at
the University College of Medicine at Peoria
The Penguin Project® gives children with
disabilities the opportunity to participate
in the performing arts; recognizing that
theater not only provides children with a valuable
recreational experience and an opportunity to display
their creative talents, but also enhances social interaction,
communication skills, assertiveness, and self-esteem.
The Penguin Project® strives to demonstrate that individuals
with disabilities are fully capable of participating in community activities with the same dedication and enthusiasm
as others, if given opportunity and support.
At the Closing General Session, Dr. Morgan will briefly
discuss how The Penguin Project ® came to life, followed by
a presentation of the Penguin Players.
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CLC BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
COMMITTEE CHAIRS,
AND STAFF
2010-2011 Board of Directors
Eugene Johnson, MA, CCLS,
RN, CPEN
President
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Dallas, TX
Toni Millar, MS, CCLS
President – Elect
Director
Morgan Stanley Children’s
Hospital of New York
New York, NY
Anita Pumphrey, MS, CCLS
Kathleen O’Brien, MA, CCLS
Director
Instructor
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA
CLCC Senior Chair
Clinical Manager
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Michelle Wilband, MSEd, CCLS
Dennis Reynolds, MA, CAE,
CACLL Liaison
Coordinator
Children’s Hospital, London Health
Sciences Centre
Belmont, ON
Executive Director
Child Life Council
Rockville, MD
Ellen Good, MSEd, CCLS
Immediate Past-President
Manager
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
New Haven, CT
Sharon McLeod, MS, CCLS, CTRS
Treasurer
Senior Clinical Director
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Kristin Maier, CCLS
Secretary
Clinical Coordinator, Child Life Department
All Children’s Hospital
Saint Petersburg, FL
Lisa Ciarrocca, CCLS
Director
Child Life Manager
Atlantic Health System-Goryeb Children’s
Morristown, NJ
Sharon Granville, MS, CCLS, CTRS, NCC
Director
Child Life Inpatient Supervisor
The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital
Great Neck, NY
Jodi Bauers, CCLS
Director
Child Life Manager
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI
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2010-2011 Committee & Task Force Leaders
Academic Task Force
Anita Pumphrey, MS, CCLS
Cathy Humphreys, BASc, CLSt.Dipl., CCLS
Conference Host Committee
Emily Rogers, MS, CCLS
Linda Bensing, CCLS
Archives Management Group
Civita Brown, MS, CCLS
Lois Pearson, MEd, CCLS
Evidence-Based Practice Committee
Amy Curry, MS, CCLS
Kathryn Shamszad, MS, CCLS
Awards Committee
Jerriann Wilson, MEd, CCLS
Thomas Lee Collins, MA, CCLS
Leadership Development Committee
Amy Bullock, MSEd, CCLS
Diane Hart, MA, CCLS, EDAC
Bulletin Editorial Panel and Focus Review Board
Jamie Holliman, MA, CCLS
Anne Mohl, PhD, CCLS
Nominating Committee
Ellen Good, MSEd, CCLS
Child Life Certifying Committee
Kathleen “Kitty” O’Brien, MA, CCLS
Quinn Franklin, MS, CCLS
Child Life Education & Training Committee
Beth Daniel, MEd, CCLS
Susan Marchant, MA, CCLS
Child Life Internship Task Force
Ellen Hollon, MS, CCLS
Erin Munn, MS, CCLS
Child Life Research & Scholarship Task Force
Joan Turner, PhD, CCLS
Child Life International Task Force
Sharon Granville, MS, CCLS, CTRS, NCC
Toni Millar, MS, CCLS
Conference Program Committee
Sheila Palm, MA, CCLS
Amy Seitz Heron, CCLS
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Partnership Review Committee
Sheri Mosely, MS, CCLS
Renee Hunte, MA, CCLS
Past President’s Advisory Group
Eugene Johnson, MA, CCLS, RN, CPEN
Patient Ratio Survey Task Force
Patrice Brylske, MPA, CCLS
Sharon McLeod, MS, CCLS, CTRS
Child Life Council
Professional Staff
Dennis Reynolds, MA, CAE
Executive Director
Shari Rager, CAE
Assistant Director
Ramona Spencer, CMP
Manager of Conference & Professional
Development
Ame Enright
Manager of Certification
Genevieve Thomas
Manager of Communications & Marketing
Melissa Boyd, MS, CCLS
Resource Development Coordinator
Sharon Ruckdeschel
Membership & Database Coordinator
Jennifer Lipsey, MA
Program Assistant
Professional Resources Committee
Jennifer Smith, MS, CCLS, CIMI
Nicole Rossol, MS, CCLS
Christine Williams
Accountant
Program Review & Development Service
Chris Brown, MS, CCLS
Jennifer Sciolla, MS, CCLS, CTRS
To access additional contact information,
please visit the online Member Directory
through the CLC Web site.
Web and Online Networking Advisory Task Force
Patricia Cox, MSW, MSEd, CCLS
Call for Papers
May 24 – 27, 2012
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC
Child Life Council
30th Annual
Conference on
Professional Issues
Abstract submissions for the CLC 30th Annual Conference
will be accepted through the CLC Web site beginning June 6,
through July 31, 2011.
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For more information visit www.childlife.org
’’’he Child Life Council is
pleased to invite you to
the 29th Annual Conference
on Professional Issues.
As the premier educational
experience for child life professionals,
the Annual Conference will bring
together a dynamic group of
attendees for unparalleled
professional development and
networking opportunities.
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