Fabulous Find Friday: Regional Child Life Groups

Going to the national conference is a great way for professionals and students alike to network and learn new things about the growing field of Child Life. But sometimes it’s not possible to attend due to costs or scheduling conflicts. Luckily, there are a variety of regional Child Life Groups around the United States that offer conferences, student seminars and PDUs. These resources are typically cheaper than the national conference and closer to where you live so you don’t have to travel as far or take as much time off of work.

Click here, Regional Child Life Groups, to find a group near you.


Fabulous Find Friday: Dandle*LION Medical

I love webinars! As much as I enjoy my college classes, there’s something to be said about learning things and not having to worry about related papers or tests.

Dandle*LION Medical has some great webinars about life in the NICU. Child Life Specialists are a growing presence in the NICU, yet I’ve noticed that much of the conversation focuses on school aged children in the hospital setting. Although these webinars are not Child Life specific, they provide insight into the experience of a NICU baby. Visit this link to learn more about their webinars.

Babies are so adorable and I think that everyone probably has a favorite baby story. In order to spread some joy and positivity this week, I would love to hear your stories. What’s your favorite baby story?



Fabulous Find Friday: NCTSN

NCTSN is The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. We all know that the hospital can be a stressful time for a child, but there are many other times that children are exposed to stressful experiences in their lives. The NCTSN has a variety of great FREE continuing education credits that cover a broad range of topics related to children and trauma. College classes are great but they also cost money. These podcasts and webinars are a great way to learn more about children.

Where are your favorite sites for continuing education?