Child Life Workshops

The Child Life Program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital is excited to offer workshops for those interested in the field of Child Life. The sessions are free of charge but space is limited so sign up early!

Child Life 101 Workshop Information

This half day workshop will include information on the requirements to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist as well as:

  • Medical Play
  • Preparation
  • Procedural Support
  • Communication and Language
  • Working with Children with Special Needs
  • Family and Sibling Support
  • Bereavement
  • Administration and Event Planning

Participant Requirements

  • Must be at least a junior in high school (may be college aged or older)
  • Must complete a registration form
  • Registration will close on March 10, 2017

2017 Session

  • Friday, March 24, 8:00am - 1:00pm
    1 Children's Circle
    Syracuse, NY 13210
  • A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Please come dressed in business casual attire.

Child Life 201 Workshop Information

This half day workshop will allow participants to meet with Certified Child Life Specialists in small groups to discuss practicums, internships, resumes and cover letters, and interviews.

Participant Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in or have completed at least one college level Child Life specific course taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist
  • Must complete a registration form
  • Registration will close on March 10, 2017

2017 Session

  • Friday, March 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    1 Children's Circle
    Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Please come dressed in business casual attire.

These workshops do not meet ACLP course verification requirements and/or volunteer credit and contact hours.