Analise Lotz – Certified Child Life Specialist

Analise Lotz is a Child Life Specialist in Colorado working in the Emergency Department. She holds two bachelor degrees in psychology and religious studies from the University of New Mexico and is a trained mental health therapist with a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Analise has been a Child Life Specialist for 8 years with experience working at children’s hospitals in Utah, Arizona, and Minnesota as well as for Make-a-Wish. You can reach Analise for your questions through her LinkedIn profile. To know more about childlife, visit: https://www.childlife.org/.

Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at james@gettingkidstolisten.com.

Beril Ozay – Child Life Specialist and Recreational Therapist

Beril Ozay is a dually certified child life specialist and a recreational therapist. Beril told stories about her work as an infant and toddler development specialist and managing behavioural issues with teenagers. She also shared her knowledge on utilizing community and social resources for parents who seek to educate themselves about parenting strategies and engage in self-development activities. Beril is very animated and passionate in imparting her expertise and welcomes anyone to contact her through her Facebook page entitled Recreation Therapy RX to ask her questions about child development and behaviour management.

Beril recommends the following parenting resources:
The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

 

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Colleen Cherry – Masters Level Child Life Specialist

This podcast is about the importance of play when children are in vulnerable situations. Today’s guest, Colleen Cherry, is a Masters Level Child Life Specialist with a Certification in Thanatology, (Death education and bereavement). Its tough stuff to talk about, but when a child is terminally ill, or loses a family member, its crucial to have somebody there who knows how to navigate that in a way thats developmentally appropriate for kids. She provides medical and diagnosis education, palliative care, hospice support and bereavement to children. She also has a degree in Art Education, so even more coping strategies through visual and verbal expression. Colleen shared in this episode the importance of play and her unique set of resources to help busy parents to play with kids and make mundane activities more engaging.

To get in touch with Colleen Cherry, you may visit the following links:

playwellchildlife@gmail.com

https://www.playwellchildlife.com/

Thanks for dropping by.  For comments/questions/concerns, you may contact the host, James Deas, at james@gettingkidstolisten.com.