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This course examines the essential roles of the Child Life Specialist: child development specialist, educator, interdisciplinary team member, and advocate for youth in hospitals. The course provides resources for the student to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document appropriate developmental, educational, and psychosocial services for families in outpatient, inpatient, and community settings.

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