Child Life in a Suitcase: How to Prepare and Provide Psychosocial Care for Surgical Programs

This webinar will address how Child Life Specialists provide support for Operation Smile Surgical Programs. First, we will explore what to pack and how to set up a playroom for an international program. Second, we will discuss how to provide preparation and support to each child and family receiving surgery. Finally, we will review tips for psychosocial care providers working as part of the medical team, along with interpreters, staff, and local volunteers.

Lecturer: Suzan Watkinson, CCLS, Azusa Pacific University, Department of Psychology, Master of Science in Child Life