Child Life Guest Speaker: Global Child Life

Published on: March 17, 2015

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D09_33_232In honor of Child Life Month, this month’s guest speaker is a Certified Child Life Specialist. I’m honored to introduce Morgan Livingstone.

Morgan says, “As a Certified Child Life Specialist I am an expert in child development, promoting effective coping through play, preparation,education, and self-expression activities. I provide emotional support for families, and encourage the optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare, illness, trauma and hospitalization. Understanding that a child’s well-being depends on the support of the family. I provide information, support and guidance to parents, siblings, and other extended family members. I also believe strongly in educating caregivers, administrators, and the general public about children under stress. My advocacy work is for the provision of child and family friendly healthcare across the globe.” Her specialties include: Oncology, Retinoblastoma, Trauma, TBI/ABI, Fears/Anxiety, Surgical preparation, non-compliance issues, Children’s Mental Health, Global healthcare, and Inter-cultural competence in clinical practice.morgan livingstone africa

One of Morgan’s career highlights is bringing sustainable Child Life to Kenya. I invite you to TUNE IN to Morgan’s astounding message regarding global health. She shares her story about creating locally sustainable, global child life in Africa, as well as some basic principles for partnership.

Connect with Morgan on Twitter @ChildLifeMorgan 

HAPPY CHILD LIFE MONTH!

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