Supporting Military Children

Supporting Military Children

Children who are military connected have unique needs and experiences compared with their peers of similar ages. These experiences tend to include frequent moves, prolonged separations, and deployments of family members (Heubner, 2018). Along with the deployment of a...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! Thank you for your support in helping us bring hope and happiness to hospitalized children and families. Because of you, our programs impact 700,000 children annually in the U.S. and overseas. In the past year we...
Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Children’s Pain Captured in Art

Artwork is a powerful therapeutic tool to help children and caregivers express their emotions about their medical experiences. Children often have a difficult time verbalizing feelings associated with pain and the modality of art provides them the opportunity to...
Improving Healthcare in Tblisi, Georgia

Improving Healthcare in Tblisi, Georgia

Our journey to Tblisi… With child and family centered healthcare at the forefront of our minds, we recently embarked on an exciting and powerful journey to Tblisi, Georgia where we reunited with colleague and Standish Advisor Khatuna Dolidze, PhD, MS, CCLS 10 years...
Uniting to Reduce Procedural Pain

Uniting to Reduce Procedural Pain

Last week we packed up and headed to the 2017 Association for Child Life Professionals conference. We joined thousands of pediatric healthcare professionals from around the globe including nurses, doctors, administrators, educators, students and child life specialists...
Child Life, A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Child Life, A Pediatrician’s Perspective

 Pediatrician Arash Babaoff has extensive experience working alongside child life specialists across a variety of settings and throughout the world. He works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Medical Director of Yanez Barragan Ecuador Project, and a...
Technology in Pediatrics

Technology in Pediatrics

We are living in a time where the technology we have at our fingertips influences every aspect of our daily lives. From the moment we wake up we are inundated with news, social media feeds, programs that give us directions, traffic updates, recipes – anything we...
Prescription for Play

Prescription for Play

“Doctors are never afraid” A four-year-old boy told me this as he donned surgical gloves and gave his doll an injection. He was channeling the power of a healer to counterbalance the terror he faced on a daily basis as a pediatric oncology patient. His...