Child Life Specialist

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Marlo Quattrone | (659) 579-4559 | 1450 S. Grand Blvd


I am a Child Life Specialist with over 3 years of experience working in the pediatric healthcare setting. I have provided age-appropriate support and interventions to children and families experiencing illness, injury, or hospitalization. My goal is always to minimize stress and promote positive coping for all involved. I am skilled in child life assessments, play therapy techniques, family communication facilitation, as well as group activity planning and implementation. In addition to my work with patients and families, I also maintain close relationships with the medical staff on each unit to ensure that everyone is updated on each child’s progress & plan of care.


Child Life Specialist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, MOMar 2022 - Present

  • Planned and implemented weekly therapeutic recreation groups for children with chronic illnesses which improved social skills by 33%.
  • Led art therapy sessions for children in the oncology unit which decreased anxiety levels by 50%.
  • Developed a new child life program to support families during medical procedures which was used successfully in 85% of cases.
  • Trained staff members on how to better support patients and their families through difficult times, resulting in more positive feedback from customers.
  • Wrote articles about coping with childhood illness that were published in 3 major parenting magazines.

Child Life Specialist II at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, MOAug 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Led a team of 3 Child Life Specialists in providing developmentally appropriate interventions for 50 pediatric oncology patients.
  • Implemented a new play therapy program which resulted in 80% of participating patients reporting increased coping skills.
  • Trained 5 new Child Life Specialist interns on hospital policies and procedures.
  • Wrote grants totaling $10,000 to fund therapeutic recreation programs for children with chronic illnesses.
  • Collaborated with the medical team to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient that incorporated child life services.


Bachelor of Science in Child Life at Washington University in St. LouisAug 2014 - May 2019

I have learned many skills while studying Bachelor of Science in Child Life, including communication, organization, and time management.


  • Child Development
  • Child Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Grief Counseling
  • Play Therapy Techniques
  • Behavior Management

Samira Fidell | (149) 092-2723 | Bismarck, ND


I am a Child Life Specialist with over three years of experience working in the field. I have worked extensively with children and families, providing support and guidance through difficult times. I am passionate about my work and committed to helping others. I am a reliable and trustworthy professional who is always looking for ways to improve my skills.


Child Life Specialist at Altru Health System, NDMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully advocated for the addition of 2 full time Child Life Specialists on the inpatient unit which resulted in a decrease in patient to child life specialist ratio from 8:1 to 4:1.
  • Successfully implemented and taught 3 new evidence based interventions with patients ranging in age from 6 months-18 years old.
  • Assisted in developing departmental policies and procedures related to infection control, managing medical emergencies, and code blue responses.
  • Served as primary liaison between hospital administration/staff and families during times of crisis or death.
  • Created an assessment tool that is now being used by all child life specialists when working with grieving children and their families.

Child Life Specialist II at Sanford Health, NDAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully implemented a new child life program at the hospital which resulted in increased patient satisfaction scores.
  • Successfully advocated for additional funding for the child life program, resulting in a budget increase of 20%.
  • Created and launched a successful social media campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer that reached over 1 million people.
  • Organized and led weekly art therapy sessions for children with cancer that helped them express their emotions and cope with their diagnosis.


Bachelor of Science in Child Life at University of North DakotaSep 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to provide developmentally appropriate care to children and families in a medical setting.


  • Child Development
  • Child Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Play Therapy
  • Behavior Management
  • Communication