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New England News

Over the past few months, BU Wheelock has been collaborating with the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health (DPH), Mental Health (DMH), and Vaccine Clinics to explore the idea of offering child life support to children, families, and the vaccine clinic providers.


Many of the providers have stated that they are not as comfortable giving vaccines to children, particularly to the 5 and under ages, and would greatly appreciate working with a child life specialist.


BU Wheelock is assisting in the recruitment of child life volunteers to provide support at the vaccine clinics in Massachusetts.


DPH created an interest form, see link below, to gauge how many child life specialists (and graduate child life students) may be interested in volunteering. After collecting this information, they will be in touch with anyone who is interested in volunteering.

Interest Form


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Child Life Disaster Relief is a national 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to mitigating the negative psychosocial effects of trauma on children and families. Recently, a local chapter has been created in the Greater Boston Area for CCLS' to directly respond to children experiencing disasters on a local level including: house fires, shootings, natural disasters, suicides, etc. This volunteer response is done through phone consults, providing resources, or on-scene support, depending on what the family needs. No prior CLDR training is necessary, you must however be a certified child life specialist. No fees are required to join. To become a member of the greater Boston chapter, please reach out to Local Program Manager, Alyssa Cooperider at

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