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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more webinars and information about our annual fall conference! 

If you would like to be our next presenter, click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

May 2023 Webinar

"Deepening the Therapeutic Approach through Bibliotherapy and Expressive Arts"



Shani Thornton, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Child Life Mommy


Bibliotherapy is a powerful tool that can help to deepen the therapeutic process for children and teens coping with life's stressors. In this workshop, attendees will learn the value of bibliotherapy and how to facilitate therapeutic activities that align with a book's theme. The presenter will cover various social-emotional topics and interventions for children and teens. Attendees will also learn about additional resources to support their professional work and the families they serve. 


Live Zoom Webinar

Wednesday May 24, 2023

Program: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Domain: Intervention

1.5 PDUs

Members: Free* 

Non-members: $20

* A discount code will be sent to your email for free access.


Register by May 22nd.

An email will be sent prior to the webinar with a Zoom link.

This webinar will be available on-demand on our website for a limited time after the event date. We hope that as many of you as possible are able to join us for this webinar. For those that are unable to participate live, we wanted to have this more flexible option for you. Interested attendees must register by 3/19/23 to have access. A password will be sent out after the webinar date for on-demand access. Only registered attendees will receive a certificate for

Past Events

March 2023 Webinar

"Defense Against the Dark Arts"



Reverend Kate Perry, MDw, BCC

Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA


This presentation explores burnout and compassion fatigue within healthcare and Child Life, engages in supportive conversation around common hardship and personality traits that make individuals more susceptible to burnout/compassion fatigue. It offers concrete/tangible tools to manage/alleviate burnout/stress/fatigue and hopefully to prevent further "injury".


Live Zoom Webinar

Tuesday March 21, 2023

Program: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Domain: Professional Responsibility

1.5 PDUs

This webinar will be available on-demand on our website until April 28th for participants who have previously registered. . 


February 2023 Webinar

"Children of Adult Patients: Sustainable Programming & Supportive Interventions"



Chelsie Lang, MS, CCLS, RWWP, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

Meghan Monahan, MS, CCLS, Baystate Children's Hospital, Springfield, MA


Join Meghan and Chelsie as they discuss how they advocated for and created a position to support the needs of children of adult patients. Each will share insight for navigating the development of a sustainable program, as well as discuss creative interventions for supporting children and their families in the oncology unit, ICU, NICU, and during end-of-life and grief. The presentation will conclude with information from community partners, Camp Kesem – a nationally recognized camp for supporting children impacted by a loved one’s cancer diagnosis.


Live Zoom Webinar

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Program: 7:00pm-8:30pm

Domain: Intervention

1.5 PDUs

Annual October Conference 2022

"Back In Person & Back at Camp"

Join us for a day of great presentations, networking and nature! Our keynote speaker is Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, Ed.M and will be presenting "Gender: A Whole New World."

Monday, October 24, 2021



Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

565 Ashford Center Road
Ashford, CT 06278  

Conference Program


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