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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist

May 22, 2024

“We, we weren't letting those people push us around because, believe it or not, living with us 24 hours a day, we knew more than some of the doctors.” - Skip Vilas

In this heartfelt episode of the Child Life On Call podcast, host and CCLS Katie Taylor interviews Deb Vilas, an expert child life specialist, alongside...

May 15, 2024

Today's guest is Taylor Happley, a mom of a child with CHARGE syndrome. 

"We need to figure out why and how to help these kids get the medical attention that they need."

In today's episode, Katie Taylor had an important conversation with Taylor Happley, whose son has CHARGE syndrome. Taylor’s prenatal journey was...

May 8, 2024

Today’s guest is Erin Prosser, an IEP expert consultant and a mom of a daughter diagnosed with STXBP1.

"You don't see it coming. Being a rare disease parent hits you like a ton of bricks." 

In today's episode Katie Taylor had the chance to speak with Erin Prosser, an IEP expert consultant and a mom navigating the...

Apr 24, 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. We have reposted this episode to bring awareness and give you tangible tools to speak with your kids about child abuse.

Today’s guest expert is Jane Donovan, who is a child abuse prevention advocate. 

"And like we say in child life, you have to prepare. So you know what...

Apr 17, 2024

"I've learned so much in this whole process. It's like you have a depth inside of you that resurrects as an advocate and high alert, and it lives inside of you when you need it."  

-Aspen, Willa's Mom

In this episode of Child Life On Call, host Katie Taylor and guest Aspen share an intense and educational...