Child Life Services
Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are educated and clinically trained on the developmental impact of illness and injury. Because children process information from the world around them much differently
than adults, they have distinct needs for managing the effects of stress and trauma. CCLS help infants, children, teens, and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of acute and chronic illness, injury,
trauma, disability, loss, and bereavement. They are experts in child development and medical terminology. Child Life Specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally, and psychologically
appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation, and education for healthcare experiences to reduce fear, anxiety, and pain. Specialists empower children and strengthen their ability to cope with individual experiences and situations.
Child Life Services in Private Practice
Annie is a Certified Child Life Specialist with over 22 years of experience working with infants, children, teens, and families. As a CCLS, she supports the entire family system through child life interventions
that aim to minimize the immediate and long-term effects of stress, anxiety, and psychosocial trauma related to significant life experiences. While Child Life Specialists are historically found in hospitals, the field has expanded to include hospice programs, dental offices, schools, and Private Practices. Annie aims to help your family develop a personalized treatment plan with a family-centered approach in the
comfort of your own home.
To explore more about the Child Life Profession please visit:
The Child Life Profession
American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Child Life
Standards and Guidelines for Child Life Practice in the Community & Non Traditional Setting