Child Life 101 Program
Here is what you can expect:

  • 3 Hour Child Life 101 Informational Session
  • Tour of St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Topics Covered:
    • A day in the life of a Child Life Specialist
    • Child Life Interventions
    • Path to becoming a Child Life Specialist

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the field of Child Life
  • Completion of the Child Life 101 Request
  • 18 years of age or high school graduate
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If selected to shadow, you will be required to sign a HIPAA confidentiality form.
  • If selected to attend Child Life 101, please be prepared with questions for the staff member(s).
  • Please come dressed in professional attire as well as in comfortable, close-toed shoes.

Dates:

  • Wednesday January 8th, 2020 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Friday March 20th, 2020 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Wednesday June 17th, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday August 11th, 2020 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Saturday November 21st, 2020 from 8:30-11:30 AM

Important Notes:

Child Life 101 does not meet ACLP course verification requirements and/or volunteer credit and contact hours, CEU's, or PDU's.

Limited space available for each session. We will do our best to keep the dates as scheduled above, however we do reserve the right to cancel sessions and will reschedule accordingly.

Once your request has been received and processed, further information will be emailed regarding details and logistics of Child Life 101 sessions.

Should you need special accommodations or assistance, please note on Child Life 101 form.

Please email your Child Life 101 application and direct further questions regarding Child Life 101 sessions to Kayla Winking, CCLS at Kayla.Winking@bjc.org, or Brooke Helms, CCLS at Brooke.Helms@bjc.org

School Program
Here is what you can expect:

  • Tour of Child Life Services Areas 
  • 1 hour overview of school program

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the profession you are shadowing
  • Completion of the School Shadowing Application
  • Complete a screening via telephone, if application is selected
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If selected to shadow, you will be required to sign a HIPAA confidentiality form.
  • If selected to shadow please be prepared with questions for the staff member(s) you are shadowing. Also, please come dressed in professional attire as well as comfortable, close toed shoes.

Expressive Therapies 

The Expressive Therapies Educational Opportunity is intended for individuals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Expressive Therapies field, including Art Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy, and Music Therapy. Participants will be given the opportunity to speak directly with an Expressive Therapist from the profession of their choice.

Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of the profession, be at least a senior in high school, complete the Application Form, and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Participants will be required to sign a HIPAA confidentiality form. Participants are expected to come prepared with questions and dressed in professional attire, including closed-toe shoes.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Expressive Therapies Educational Opportunity application to:

Julie Gant, ATR-BC, LPC at julie.gant@bjc.org

With further questions, please call 314.454.2758.