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The Silly Seminar Keeps Kids Smiling
Transcript of The Silly Seminar Keeps Kids Smiling
Findings, Conclusions, Discoveries
The Family and Child in Healthcare
EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD :)
"We're going down in history.
You're going up in flames"
"Nurse! I vomited!"
"I'm just like Nicki Minaj...
Jane Dudley & Kelly Foy
The Silly Seminar
Keeps Kids Smiling
When you were little, what made you feel better when you were sick?
To incorporate humor in a pediatric setting
To use humor to improve the overall experience of hospitalization for children
To engage different members of the multidisciplinary team
To increase awareness of the Child Life Department
Past experiences in class and internship
USED TO DEVELOP ACTIVITIES
Increased release of
Natural killer cells
How it Helps Everyone
Establishes warm, interpersonal relationships
Alleviates anxiety, stress, tension
Allows for release of anger/hostility in a socially acceptable manner
Provides a temporary escape from frightful or painful feelings
Gives a way to manage shame and embarrassment
Can help assist learning through teaching
Enhances immune function
Using Humor in the Hospital
Superhero Window Washers
Pin the smile on Mona Lisa
Pin the Band-Aid on the "ouchie"
What's it used for?
Mad Libs/Med Libs
Mirth Aid Kit
What's your top ten?
Crack up collage
IV-pole dress up
Make your own license plate
Embrace your inner Dali
What's that on your head?
You drank your pee?!
That IV bag is fishy...
What did you just eat?
Specimen cup fun
Getting Everyone Involved
Dress up days
Match the smile
Fast Face Pictures
Decorate a smiley face
Joke bulletin board
Words that make you laugh
Change one word...
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Tic Toc's Guide to Humor
Never use mean humor
Know the kids
Take on a challenge without it being a challenge
The child is the expert!
Empower the child through choice
Considerations when using humor
Do not minimize the seriousness of the situation
Respect of all involved
Super Jimmy to the rescue!!!
Giggle Grab Bag