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Child Life Services Archives

Delta names Gray inaugural Child Life Specialist of the Year

Mar. 7, 2019—As a student at the University of Mississippi, a career as a child life specialist wasn’t on Sarah Beth Gray’s radar. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t offered as a major. Luckily, Gray’s mother, a longtime preschool and day care owner, knew her daughter’s heart.

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Junior League generosity

Aug. 9, 2018—The Junior League of Nashville recently presented a gift of $200,000 to support the Child Life Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Child Life Internship Program gains accreditation

May. 24, 2018—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Child Life Internship Program has earned accreditation from the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP).

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When a child is sick, siblings need care too

Jul. 25, 2016—Serious health conditions affect the entire family, says Vanderbilt child life specialist Katie Beard. When a child is sick, here’s how to help brothers and sisters cope.

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Use these tips to promote positive medical experiences among children

Mar. 22, 2016—March is Child Life Month. In celebration, MySouthernHealth.com has featured a series of stories by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt specialists, who share their expertise with parents in putting children at ease.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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