Oct 06, 2022
CFS 2100 - Fundamentals in Child Life and Pediatric Health Care Settings
Provides an overview of the child life specialist profession, its mission, core principles, and competencies necessary for professional certification. Introduces and examines history of the profession, professional expectations, ethical guidelines, and roles and responsibilities of a child life specialist. Includes exploration of professional opportunities within pediatric health care settings (e.g. pediatric hospice/palliative care, children’s wish organizations, bereavement centers, diagnosis specific agencies, and others) as professionals who will work with children and families navigating a health care crisis and/or experience.
Requisites: C or better in (CFS 2700 and 2710 and 2720) and (child and family studies major) and Soph
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe the ethical principles set forth by the Child Life Council.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the expectations of the child life specialist internship.
- Students will be able to investigate the history of the child life profession.
- Students will be able to analyze the roles and responsibilities child life specialists have in both inpatient and outpatient health care settings.
- Students will be able to examine additional career opportunities working with children and families in health care settings (Ronald McDonald Houses, Wish Organizations, Pediatric Hospice/Palliative Care, Bereavement Centers).
- Students will be able to examine the core competencies necessary for child life certification and competencies expected once hired in the profession (including those necessary for promotion within a health care setting).
- Students will be able to explain the mission, values statements, and core principles of the child life profession.
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