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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


Apr 20, 2022

Today’s guest expert is Jessica Lewin, a child life specialist in the school setting. We talk about some of the key concepts that she wants parents to know are affecting their middle and high schoolers. Jessica and I discuss suicide, the impact of school attendance, and tweens’ and teens’ psychosocial roles within their social systems.

 

In this episode, we talk about…

[2:09] Jessica’s background and work in the Child Life field

[7:10] Psychosocial development in middle and high school

[14:09] The mental health crisis for teenagers

[18:19] Mental health resources outside of the school setting

[22:12] Conversations with teenagers about suicide

 

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Child Life On Call is a community of parents and professionals that share ideas, stories and resources to help YOU navigate your child’s unique experiences. We give you strategies to support yourself and your family through life’s challenges. We are so glad you are here.

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