Expanding child life beyond health care
New book highlights opportunities in community settings.
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Child life specialists are professionals who help children cope with the stress and trauma related to challenging life experiences.
In an effort to promote the child life specialist profession, three experts in the field came together to present new research in their book, “The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings,” published by IGI Global.
The book’s editors are Dr. Lindsey Murphy, assistant professor and graduate child life studies program director at Missouri State University, Cara Smith, child life clinical instructor at Missouri State and Prof. Genevieve Lowry from Bank Street College of Education.
The book serves as an innovative guide for those interested in pursuing child life in diverse settings. It’s also a catalyst to push the profession beyond its current health care boundaries.
In recognition of Child Life Month, Murphy and Smith share more about the child life field and their book.
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Check out “The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings”