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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, 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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