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Child life workers: facilitating their growth and development.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Children's health care : journal of the Association for the Care of Children's Health
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
94–99
Identifiers
PMID: 10262133
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

"Professionalization" of child life workers has potentially many benefits for workers and for the children and families they serve. An additional critical factor in enhancing job satisfaction, effectiveness, and retention is recognition of and facilitation of each worker's professional development. A development framework, based on the theory and research of Erikson (1963) and Katz (1972), is presented, as well as supportive strategies and training sources, to provide a structure for understanding and helping the "developing" child life worker.

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