Save the Date!

Save the Date! MWCLA Spring Meeting. Wednesday, April 8 at 4:30. Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus. Please join us for a tour of this new facility and an opportunity to earn a PDU. More details to come.

Save the Date!

We are excited to announce that Denver will host the Fall 2016 MWCLA Conference!  More details to come.  At this point, we are recruiting a local planning committee (a call for larger planning committee will come at later date).  If you are interested in helping to plan this conference please e-mail Megan Fisher at no later than Friday, Jan. 23.  Our first planning meeting will take place the first week of February.

A Big Thank You!!!

I wanted to take a moment to send a big, belated “thank you” to Primary Children’s for hosting “Child Life Elevated,” the 2nd MWCLA conference. It was an amazing success! A big thank you to the host committee, including the staff in the Pediatric Education Services department at Primary Children’s, for all their hard work, time and effort. It was a great day! Thank you, also, to Dr. Garry Landreth for sharing your expertise on building therapeutic relationships with children. I also want to thank everyone for their participation in this conference. We had 110 attendees from the following states: Utah, Idaho, Colorado, California, Montana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas.

Disciplines attending the conference included: CCLS, CLS, students, LCSW, Social Workers, interns, MD, parent, practitioner, Health Educator, mental health counselor, child therapist, recreational therapist, therapist, case manager, developmental specialist, assistant professor, school counselor, teachers, marketing, imaging, volunteers, volunteer coordinator, chief administrative officer.

Please be on the lookout for information regarding the 3rd Mountain West Child Life Association Conference to be held in the Fall 2016.

Many Thanks,
Megan Fisher, CCLS

Meet and Mingle Reminder

The Denver Meet and Mingle is set for Tuesday, October 21st.   We will begin with a tour of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.  The tour will begin at 4:30.  Please meet Coree Parra, RMHC’s Child Life Specialist, in the main lobby of the hospital.  The entrance is located at 19th and high street.  The best address to google map RMHC is 2055 high street, Denver.   If you end up at the adult side, just ask them to direct you to the Rocky Mountain side.   If you are lost or can not find the group please call Coree Parra at 720-754-7712 or Megan Fisher at 214-493-2774.

Following the tour will be a Happy Hour at The Whittier Pub, located at 28th and Race street.  We will have a back room reserved for the group.   If you can not make the tour, please feel free to head to The Whittier.   If you can not find it, please feel free to call Destiny Jara at 970-219-0223, she will be there close to 5pm.

Thank You!

The 2nd Mountain West Child Life Association conference was a huge success!

Thank you to all who planned, presented, attended and donated to our event.

A special thanks to Garry Landreth for an amazing keynote address.

Thank you to our local Utah donors:
Kangaroo Zoo
Hale Center Theatre
Centerpointe Theatre
Taffy Town
Sign Pro
Utah Office of Tourism
Utah Family Voices
UCAT- Utah Center for Assistive Technology
Shriner’s Hospital
Riverton Hospital

Check out the following vendors for products to use in your practice: – Shani Thornton
Playopolis Toys – David Humphreys
Hospital Productions
Legacy Products
Jurassic Sand

Meet and Mingle

Please join us for our Fall Meet and Mingle in Denver! It is set for Tuesday, October 21, starting at 4:30pm. We will begin with a tour at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, followed by Happy Hour at The Whittier Pub. If you cannot make the tour, please join us at The Whittier. Tables will be reserved in the back room.

Child Life Conference Reminder

Don’t forget to register for the annual MWCLA conference. There are only 20 spots left. We hope to see you there.