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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

Sep 30, 2020

Katie, Certified Child Life Specialist, talks with Jamie Gentille, Director of Child Life Services at Inova Children's Hospital and Dr. Jody Thomas, from the Meg Foundation for Pain, in this episode.

Dr. Jody Thomas is a licensed clinical psychologist, and specialist in pediatric medical illness and trauma and the...

Sep 23, 2020

Spit up, and even reflux, can be a common problem for infants, but what happens when it's more than that?

In this episode, Amrita shares with Katie, Certified Child Life Specialist, about what happens when a child's reflux became severe and leads to a three-week hospitalization, a feeding tube, and ongoing support from...

Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Katie interviews Lisa, mom to Riley. Sweet Riley is a spunky and sweet two-year-old living with Sickle Cell Anemia. 

Lisa talks about how they knew it would be a possibility while she was pregnant due to the trait being passed down, but they had hoped and prayed to avoid it like they did with their...