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Prioritizing the "ME" in Mental Health

To continue the support of mental health, Hearts Connected wants to support our fellow child life specialists by offering a space to discuss mental health topics.

This month we are grateful to be hosting guest speaker Michael Fogas who is the Staff Support Liaison and Chaplain at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. In this webinar, participants will receive an introduction to the Community Resiliency Model, a biological and evidence-based strategy to help reduce signs and symptoms of stress and to help improve a sense of wellbeing. Participants will gain a resiliency focuses understanding of the autonomic nervous system and will learn the 3 wellness skills to help reduce stress in the moment.

Next Session: March 16 @1pm EST

For Child Life Specialists

Medical Practice: Child Life 101

Hearts Connected offers this monthly training for medical office professionals, teaching them tangible skills they can implement with pediatric patients and their families.

In these 45 minutes trainings, we will discuss typical reactions children experience in the medical environment and techniques and tips to help them cope with their medical experience. 
Participants will gain the tools they need to minimize stress experienced by patients and caregivers during an office visit to  increase cooperation, coping and engagement. 


2nd Thursdays of every month at 1pm EST

(Please email if you would like to request a specific date or time) 

*registration required

* $25.00

Healing Hearts: Supporting children and families coping with grief

Hearts Connected offers this webinar for PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS of children who have lost a loved one. A child life specialist will discuss what to expect from children when they are grieving and offer guidance on ways to help them work through the feelings.

Wednesday, March 2

10am PST/1pm EST

*registration required


Studio Connect Logo

Our Studio Connect program is to allow kids to have a therapeutic space to spark some joy and engage in an opportunity to process their feelings in a safe environment facilitated by a child life specialist.

Each session lasts 45 minutes. Our child life specialists will facilitate a hands-on therapeutic activity that each participant will create during the session. The hands-on activity will be geared towards age-appropriate coping strategies the kids can implement.

All materials are included in the session fee and will be mailed to you directly before the session date.

Saturday, March 12


*$29.99 (Includes Shipping)

*registration required

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