Denver Meet and Mingle

Denver Meet and Mingle is set for Tuesday, July 28th. We will be gathering at The Abbey Tavern at 5pm, which it is located on Colfax and Filbert, in Park Hill. There is a parking lot in the front and also street parking. Hope you can join!

http://theabbeytaverndenver.com/

MWCLA Spring Meeting

MWCLA Spring Meeting
Wednesday, April 8
4:30pm
Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus
Tennessee Conference Room

We hope everyone had a great time celebrating Child Life Month! Please join us Wednesday, April 8 for our Spring meeting. Heather Fitzgerald, Clinical Nurse Ethicist, will be presenting an overview on hospital ethics and sharing some case studies. This will count towards the new Child Life Certifying Committee requirements for PDUs with ethics focus. Following the presentation we will have a tour of the new Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus.
Logistics:
Children’s Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Parking is free…please park in the lot by the main entrance. Tennessee Conference Room is to the right of the welcome desk, by Radiology check in.
Please RSVP to meganfisher05@gmail.com so we can get a head count.
We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

Oppurtunity in Africa

There is a current oppurtunity in Africa for a family seeking help with their child. The director of a foundation called The Impact Plan has been in contact to reach out for help. In hopes maybe someone would be interested.

Here are the Details:
One of our donors is the biggest business man in tanzania, cover of Forbes magazine kind of guy. His niece has developmental issues and they are wanting to hire someone to come to tanzania to work with their child. She is 3 and 1/2 year old girl who has major developmental delay that results in more like 9 month baby. They have no therapy programs like this in tanzania. They want to know if we know anyone who would he willing to move here to help. I don’t know if this would be a few months, a year or many years because I don’t know what something like this entails and they don’t even have a diagnosis. If someone is interested, I can speak more with the family.

If you feel or know someone interested please contact Destiny Jara at drjara79@gmail.com and she will put you in contact with the person seeking the help.

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 meganfisher05@gmail.com 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.

http://rockymountainhospitalforchildren.com/

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.

http://www.thewhittierpub.com/