At Children's of Mississippi, our Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) are members of the healthcare team who specialize in helping children and families cope with stressors related to illness, hospitalization, and trauma. Each of our child life specialists holds a bachelor's or master's level degree, has completed training through a child life clinical internship, and maintains certification through the Child Life Certification Commission.
To learn about volunteering within our Child Life program, visit our Volunteers page.
For information about donating items for our patients, visit umc.edu/inkinddonations or email email@example.com.
The child life department currently has limited availability to host in-person community events for patients, and our available patient event slots are full at this time. Please check back at a later date. For event guidelines and application, click here.
The Child Life Department is no longer offering practicums at this time. In lieu of practicums, the department will be offering internship opportunities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.