• Amy Laskowski

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    Amy Laskowski

    Amy Laskowski graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a degree in English, and earned a master’s in journalism at the College of Communication in 2015. She helps edit the work of BU Today’s interns and is always hunting for interesting, quirky stories around BU. Profile

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There are 5 comments on An Essential—and Little- Known—Hospital Career Gains Ground

  1. Your article is an important contribution to the community. I trained some of my students in this adventure. This is a field that has been relatively quiet throughout its history, and now you are bringing forth its importance with all who see this material. Boston Children’s Hospital has been giving this gift to its patients for many, many years, and now the field is being held high in the world of young children and their families. Thank you for sharing this and for offering the chance for your students to take part in this nurturing life.

  2. Thank you for featuring this important program as a proud alum of Wheelock I d love hearing actions being done for our world’s children caught in the immagration crisis.

  3. Child life specialists are AMAZING. I’m so glad that BU is following through with the excellent program at Wheelock. Thank you for featuring these incredible people who make an impact when families need it most.

  4. Amy – excellent job with this article! You really captured the essence of the work and are very accurate in your description. I am thrilled to see BU embracing the asset of the Child Life academic program through the interviewing of faculty and alums. This write up makes me Wheelock (‘98) and Child Life proud!

  5. Can some of the techniques developed in child-life science be “taught to,” or reinforced in, staff or volunteers in refugee camps? It seems that every trauma that can be prevented by work at that “stage” (i.e., relatively soon after the displacing conflict or event, many years of therapy or unhappiness could be saved later on, MSF has a mental-health mission, but child-life intervention looks like a role that many more people could fill than could act as trained psychiatrists (as would be needed for proper mental-health referrals).

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