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Author(s): Audra Holst-VanNoord (Lowell Area School District, USA), Jessica Lewin (River Valley School District, USA)and Courtney Rosborough (Edmonton Catholic School District, Canada)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 41
Source title: The Role of Child Life Specialists in Community Settings
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Genevieve Lowry (Bank Street College of Education, USA), Lindsey Murphy (Missouri State University, USA)and Cara Smith (Missouri State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5097-0.ch005


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Child life specialists in schools help students, school staff, and families function more cohesively, advocating for the needs of each individual while continuing to prioritize child development. This chapter will outline the student and staff needs that child life specialists are uniquely suited to meet while also giving an overview of interventions, supports, roles, and coping strategies that can be led by a child life specialist within the school setting. Throughout this chapter, one will see how easily a child life specialist can integrate into existing systems or propose a new position within the school environment.

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