Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold, working in collaboration with The Washington Post, reports: "There are more than 4,000 child life specialists across the country. Every pediatric hospital in the country has a child life program, according the Children's Hospital Association, as do many general hospitals with large pediatrics units. The specialists must have a college degree, with classes in child development, psychology and similar subjects. They must also complete an internship of at least 12 weeks" (Gold, 12/3). Read the story and watch the related video.
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