Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to celebrate survivors, honor those who are still fighting, remember those who fought and to remind ourselves of the difficult reality for many children and families. As Standish honors this month, we are reminded...
2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

Even during these unprecedented times, we came together to provide support to hospitalized children, families, and healthcare providers. Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and donors. With your help, we impacted 7,900 children and families, 3,600 frontline...
Child Life in Action:  SF4C 4 MilKids

Child Life in Action: SF4C 4 MilKids

Originally posted at ChildLife.org by Yvonne Kassimatis | Nov. 3, 2020   Lisa McWhorter, MS, CCLS, CPMT Lisa is a Certified Child Life Specialist, military spouse, and mom of three wild and crazy boys. After receiving her master’s degree in Child Life and...
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...