Child Life Practicum at Blank Children's Hospital | Program Outline
Blank Children's Hospital

Practicum Components

The Child Life practicum student will complete the following during the course of the 8-week practicum:

  • Participation in volunteer orientation led by the Volunteer Services department.
  • Journals of hospital experience to be turned in weekly - please complete the entry at the end of each day while impressions, behaviors and incidents from the day are still fresh in mind.
  • Assigned readings given by the practicum supervisor.
  • Participation in class discussion, in-services, etc. to enhance professional development.
  • Provide appropriate play opportunities to patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Observe preparation, coping and charting throughout practicum.
  • Complete a procedural checklist.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate a therapeutic play activity and a health care play activity.
  • Participate in Children's Cancer Connection camp for oncology patients.
  • Participation in the evaluation tools used at midterm and final.
  • An evaluation of the practicum program at the conclusion of the experience.
  • A self evaluation at midterm and at final evaluation.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.