March is the professional recognition month for Child Life Specialists. The Department of Child and Family Studies is hosting a lunch lecture with Lou Riccio titled “Utilizing Technology to Enhance Child Life Practice” on Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30 am in Room 111, Peck Hall Room, 601 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY. The Child Life Department from Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital will be in attendance, so this will be an excellent opportunity to learn about technology in Child Life, as well as network with pediatric specialists.

Riccio will review current trends in the use of technology to support the psychosocial needs of children facing illness, injury and hospitalization, as well as address aspects of therapeutic play that can be enhanced through technology and gamification. Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion to address the intersection of technology, therapeutic play, and software development that promotes wellness and coping for children in medical settings.