March is Child Life Month

Melissa Turgeon dons 2 professional hats.  In addition to being a Registered Art Therapist she is a Certified Child Life Specialist.  Here she is giving Tom, the medical play doll, a high five.

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What is a Child Life Specialist?
Child Life Specialists help children and their families navigate the emotionally and physically demanding process of coping with hospitalization. Child life specialists use their knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate interventions to educate, prepare and support children through difficult tests, procedures and the sometimes drastic changes that happen within their families due to chronic or acute illness, treatment and recovery.
Specialties include:
Oncology
Solid Organ Transplant
Long-term illness
Sibling support
Palliative and End-of-Life
Happy Child Life Month Melissa!  We’re lucky to have your expertise on our team.

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