Please see attachment for information. Recruitment flyer
Denver Meet and Mingle has been changed to Thursday, August 6th. 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!
MWCLA Spring Meeting
Wednesday, April 8
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get a head count.
We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!
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 email@example.com and she will put you in contact with the person seeking the help.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, Jan. 23. Our first planning meeting will take place the first week of February.
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.
Megan Fisher, CCLS