The video below is a CLS at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This is one of the first videos I saw that introduced me into the child life career. It is an informative video that explains what a typical day is like around the hospital.
Many of you may be wondering what exactly is a CSL. In short, child life specialist are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness, and disability. They serve as emotional support and helping develop family coping strategies and help explain medical issues to kids and prepare them for procedures.