Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
Operation Smile is a charity organization for children – donate non profit
 

March 27, 2015

Honoring Child Life Month

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Since March is Child Life Month, we wanted to give a special thank you to our volunteer child life specialists who are an important part of every Operation Smile medical mission.

According to the Child Life Council, child life specialists are experts in child development and promote effective coping through play preparation, education and self-expression activities. These professionals have expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization.

At Operation Smile, the Child Life Room is the last stop before surgery on a medical mission, and our child life volunteers help ease fears and concerns by showing both the children and their parents what to expect as they go into surgery.

To learn about volunteering with Operation Smile as a child life specialist, read more on the following blog posts:

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