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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Benefits of Camp Programs for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Conditions
by Hunefeld, Alexandra, M.A., Mills College, 2018, 45; 10790978
Abstract (Summary)

A chronic condition causes many psychosocial and emotional impacts to children and adolescents who are diagnosed. However, various interventions, including camp programs, have been developed to promote coping. The intention of this study was to examine the benefits of camps for children and adolescents with chronic conditions from camper-first perspectives. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews of seven participants who attended a camp for children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Results of this study indicated campers experienced many benefits. Further, this study brings an awareness to the impact and importance of camp programs long after the week-long session has ended. Further, it displays camp programs should serve as an intervention utilized by Child Life Specialists and other medical staff to promote optimal growth and development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Leigh, Korie, Driscoll, Priya
Commitee: Oparah, Chinyere
School: Mills College
Department: Education - Child Life in Hospitals
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Educational psychology, Special education
Keywords: Benefits, Camp, Camp programs, Child life specialists, Childhood chronic condition
Publication Number: 10790978
ISBN: 978-0-355-93619-3
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