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 9th, 2019 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Wednesday April 17th, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Wednesday June 12th, 2019 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Friday August 2nd, 2019 from 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Saturday November 23rd, 2019 from 8:00-11:00 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.

Art Therapy Program
Here is what you can expect:

  • Lunch and/or discussion with the Art Therapist (due to the confidential nature of therapy sessions, traditional shadowing opportunities are prohibited)

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the field of Art Therapy
  • Completion of the Art Therapy Shadowing Request
  • Complete a screening via telephone, if shadowing request is selected
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • If selected for an informational meeting, please be prepared with questions for staff member(s). Also, please come dressed in professional attire as well as comfortable, close toed shoes.

Music Therapy Program
Here is what you can expect:

  • Tour of St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Minimum of 3 hours spent shadowing the Music Therapist engaging in various clinical music therapy interventions

Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the profession you are shadowing
  • Completion of the Music Therapy Shadowing Request
  • 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.