Learn about a career as a child life specialist through UWSP

Metro Wire Staff

Anyone interested in a career offering support to children in the hospital can learn about becoming a child life specialist at a free event offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

“Child Life Specialist 101” will be held from 1-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, virtually or in-person in Room 209 of the College of Professional Studies, 1901 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point.

Learn from faculty and students in the program about the role of a child life specialist and possible educational paths to a career. Hear tips from representatives of several hospitals, including those from American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay, and Marshfield Children’s Hospital.

Register to attend in person or virtually at uwspchildlife101.eventbrite.com. In-person seats are limited to the first 50. Face coverings are required at all indoor locations at UW-Stevens Point.

UW-Stevens Point’s family and consumer sciences program is the only one in the UW System to offer all 10 required courses pre-approved by the Association of Child Life Professionals. To learn more, go online at www.uwsp.edu/childlife, email [email protected] or call 715-346-3233.

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