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The Value of Upedia Webinars

Upedia webinars target the issues that matter most to you and your organization. They are available to members and non-members of Upedia who have an interest in child life. Our live webinars feature:

  • Important topics that are timely, relevant, and useful for you and your team
  • Top speakers representing leaders within the child life profession
  • Opportunity to earn child life PDUs (Professional Development Units).
  • Value you can share with your colleagues. Webinar recordings and presentation materials are available post-webinar to registered Upedia members.
Join Upedia today to receive registration details for our upcoming webinar events.

Previous Upedia Webinars

Mark your calendars with dates for our upcoming online events listed below:


Date: Aug 24, 2021
Topic:

Mental Health Matters: Spotlighting the Role of Child Life Services; supporting children and youth living with Eating Disorders


This webinar explores the perfect storm created between Covid-19 and a rising eating disorder population. Two Child Life Specialists reflect on their patient population, changing role, creative interventions and daily activities that showcase a unique skill set of Child Life Specialists within a Children’s Hospital. Presented by; Erinn Pinard, MSc. CCLS, CYC Akila Dada, CCLS, OCT, MSc. Candidate [ DETAILS ]
Presenter: Erinn Pinard, MSc. CCLS, CYC, Akila Dada, CCLS, OCT, MSc. Candidate
Recording: Duration: 1.5,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: 15.00

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Date: May 14, 2021
Topic:

Demystifying MAID: How to support children & families through hard conversations


This webinar will promote an understanding of MAID, what it is, how it works, and the idea of dying with dignity. This can be a challenging issues that can lead to confusion, fear and worry within a family. Participants will explore their own views/biases/worries and develop concrete strategies for difficult conversations with children and families. In addition, participant will learn how to address misconceptions, conflicts and worries family members face as they prepare for MAID. Together, we... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter: Tara Noble MSW
Recording: Duration: ,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance:

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Date: Apr 8, 2021
Topic:

Covid Creativity and Pandemic Playtimes: coordinating virtual child life sessions within a Community-based Child Life practice


This webinar explores the real life adaptations and successful adjustments made during the pandemic lockdown within a community based child life practice, from in-person sessions to virtual sessions. Through creative and engaging activities this child life practice was able to continue much needed home-based child life supports to a wide range of patient populations using virtual meeting platforms. Presenter; Morgan Livingstone CCLS CIMI-2/CIIT MA Certified Child Life Specialist Consulting and... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter:
Recording: Duration: 1 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: Mar 25, 2021
Topic:

Outside the pediatric walls; extending child life services to include the children of adult patients Panel


This webinar will focus on ways Child Life Specialists have extended the scope of Child Life Practice by including children of adult patients. Our panelists will highlight their roles and interventions they have used in community settings, adult hospitals and pediatric institution. There will also be some limited time available to ask our panelists questions. Panelists: Alexandra Friesen BA, CCLS, CIMI Tory Hagerman BA, CCLS, RECE, CIMI Jane Marchildon MS, CCLS, CTRS [ DETAILS ]
Presenter: Panel
Recording: Duration: 1.0 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: Nov 19, 2020
Topic:

Compassion Fatigue and Resilience Among Child Life Specialists and Health Care Professionals


This webinar will focus on ways to mitigate the impact of job burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. Child Care Specialists will understand a framework that strengthens their positive coping methods. Objectives: As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe compassion fatigue and various trauma 2. Describe eight ways to mitigate the impact of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma 3. Identify character strength... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter:
Recording: Duration: 1.5 hours,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $15.00

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Date: Nov 18, 2020
Topic:

Legacy Story Mapping


Explore legacy story mapping with Tami Ross. A 60-90 min workshop exploring four story mapping tools to help you reveal your stories' plot points. Driven by a deep curiosity to hear all the stories, Tami is bringing the secrets of filmmaking to personal storytelling. Raised on community lore and great conversation she has witnessed the powerful and lasting connections sharing our stories offer. Her fun interactive workshops break down the same steps Tami has used to produce films from Hawai'i ... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter: Tami Ross
Recording: Duration: 1 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: Nov 17, 2020
Topic:

Power of Breath & the Practice of Tapping


A 60 minute workshop on the power of breath and tapping. Join Christina Papaevangelou as she discusses breathing, shares breathing practices and guides you through the power of tapping. Christina is a Certified Mindset Coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis Practitioner, as well as a Reiki Master Energy Healer and passionate Instructor of Yoga. Through the transformative power of movement, breath, energetics, and unique modalities that work with the subconscious mind, Christina he... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter: Christina Papaevangelou
Recording: Duration: 1 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: May 15, 2020
Topic:

Understanding and Supporting the Complexity of Grief in our COVID-shaped World


COVID-19 has drastically changed our way of life, giving rise to grief on a global scale in response to illness and death, separations from loved ones, financial insecurity, losses of control, safety, imagined futures, and many others. Although lately these have been referred to as "unprecedented times," many children and families have grieved similar losses in the context of their own serious illnesses, and during the SARS outbreak. The insights and stories shared by children, families and heal... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter:
Recording: Duration: 1 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: Mar 30, 2020
Topic:

Supporting Patients, Families and Colleagues during Covid-19


Let's use GoToWebinar to share knowledge and strength and band together during this unprecedented time. Panelists Krista Naugler, Tija Praulins Winter Ghostkeeper Jessica Miller [ DETAILS ]
Presenter:
Recording: Duration: 1 hour,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $10.00

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Date: Oct 3, 2019
Topic:

Helping Grieving Families through Ritual and Continuing Bonds


In 1996, Klass, Silverman, and Nickman shed light on an important bereavement concept in the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief. Their work questioning linear models of grief that are supposed to lead to things like acceptance, detachment, and new life suggested a paradigm in which it is normal for the bereaved to continue their bond with the deceased. This webinar will review the theory and research surround children’s normal grief reactions and grief/re-grief across development... [ DETAILS ]
Presenter:
Recording: Duration: 1.5 hours,
Quiz to Earn Certificate of Attendance: $15.00

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