PUBLICATIONS

Medical Makers: Therapeutic Play Using "Loose Parts" In Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life: Clinical Interventions for Children and Adolescents (To be published end of 2017)

 How making dance videos helped me cope with chemo and radiation. (2017). The Mighty Blog. Retrieved April 28, 2017.

https://themighty.com/2017/04/how-making-dancing-videos-helped-me-cope-with-chemo-and-radiation/

 Ascending. In Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2017). Visible ink: A one-to-one writing program for MSK patients anthology 2017. NY: MSKCC.

How play can help a child cope with stress at the hospital. (2017). The Mighty Blog. Retrieved February 24, 2017. https://themighty.com/2017/02/helping-child-cope-stress-hospital/.

RX for Play. (2017). Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare Blog. Retrieved January 17, 2017. http://sf4c.org/prescription-for-play.

Where the spirit meets the bone: The role of child life specialists in troubling times. (2017). ACLP Bulletin. Winter 2017. 35 (1).

Powerful Medicine. In Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2016). Visible ink: A one-to-one writing program for MSK patients anthology 2016. NY: MSKCC.

Pediaplay.com: Connecting, Coping & Healing Through Play. A Blog about play in hospitals around the world. www.pediaplay.com

Powerful Medicine. In Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2016). Visible Ink: A One-to-One Writing Program for MSK Patients Anthology 2016. MSKCC.

That’s Child Life! video. Subject expert for development and production of video by the Child Life Council and 522 productions. March 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daysNlDgSAw

My Story in Faces of Breast Cancer. New York Times Well Blog. February 2015. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/projects/breast-cancer-stories/stories/869

Playing for the Child Who Cannot Play. Child Life Council Bulletin. Summer 2014, 32 (3).

The Element of Surprise. In Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2014). Visible Ink: A One-to-One Writing Program for MSK Patients Anthology 2014. MSKCC.

Report on Findings of Play Practices and Innovations Survey: The State of Play in North American Hospitals(Link) (2014). Child Life Council.

Brief highlights from Report on Findings of Play Practices and Innovations Survey:The State of Play in North American Hospitals. (2014). Child Life Council Bulletin, Winter 2014, 32 (1).

Co-Creating Meaning: Loose Parts in the 7th Dimension. (2014). Child Life Council Bulletin, Winter 2014, 32 (1).

Play Maps and Life Lines: New and Borrowed Techniques for Crossing Cultural and Generational Divides. (2014). Child Life Council Bulletin, Winter 2014, 32 (1).

Counterpoint: A Case Against the Use of iPad®s in Hospital Environments. (2013). Child Life Council Bulletin, Winter 2013, 31 (1).

When Chronic Illness Comes to School(Link) . (January 2013). Bank Street College of Education. Guest Blogger on the Fair is NOT Equal FINE Blog of Valentine Burr & Pamela Jones. http://bankstreet.edu/blogs/fair-is-not-equal/2013/01/14/guest-post-when-chronic-illness-comes-to-school/

Trees, Houses and Sidewalk Cities: Child Life and Creative Arts Interventions at a Post-Sandy Shelter(Link). (2013). New York Association for Play Therapy Newsletter, January 2013, 16 (2).

Loose Parts in the Playroom. New York Association for Play Therapy Newsletter, February 2012, 16 (1), 9-10.

Child Life Practice in Hospitals. In N. Boyd Webb. (2009).   Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-based Approach. John Wiley & Sons.

Livingstone, M. & Vilas, D.  Private Practice. In Child Life Council. (2008). Child Life Beyond the Hospital. CLC.

Learning How to Play: The development of a course on play techniques for child life specialists, Play Therapy, June 2006  1 (1).

Wings of a Butterfly. In R. Carman. (2004). Helping Kids Heal: 75 Activities to Help Children Recover from Trauma and Loss. NY: The Bureau for At-Risk Youth: A Guidance Channel Company.

Drawing for children. In H. Kaduson & C. Schaefer (Eds.)  (2001). 101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques NJ: C. Aronson.

Playing Doctor: Mastery through play and preparation. APT Newsletter, December 2000, 19 (4), 13-15.

You’re doing a great job ... Helping Your Child Cope with Catheter Dressing Changes. Video. (1996). NY: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Ichthyosis: A Teacher’s Manual. (1994). Raleigh, NC: FIRST.

MEDIA COVERAGE

 Stranger Wisdom: 100 Days, 100 Strangers, 1 Question. Day 16. May 30, 2017.  https://strangerwisdom.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/day-16/

 Prescription for Play: Resources for Supporting Kids and Families. Marj Kleinman Toca Boca. April13, 2017.  https://tocaboca.com/magazine/hospital-play-resources/

 Prescription for Play: 10 Tips for Taking Kids to the Hospital. Marj Kleinman, Toca Boca. April 13, 2017. https://tocaboca.com/magazine/hospital-play-parent-tips/

 Prescription for Play: How Pediatric Play Promotes Health and Healing. Marj Kleinman, Toca Boca. April 13, 2017.  https://tocaboca.com/magazine/hospital-pediatric-play/

 Hubbuck, C. (2016). Playing for spiritual health. In A. Tonkin & J. Whitaker (Eds.), Play in Healthcare for adults (pp. 238-248). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Bank Street’s Deb Vilas Speaks at United Nations. Bank Street College of Education News, March 2016.https://docs.google.com/a/bankstreet.edu/document/d/1O19aLvivaBArVWPDBUl0BbySr5w_SEUMdaOW6-NUb_U/edit?usp=sharing

Teaching Play in the Czech Republic and Japan. Bank Street College of Education Beyond Campus News. September 23, 2015.https://www.bankstreet.edu/campus-beyond/news/2015/09/23/teaching-play-in-the-czech-republic-and-japan/389/

Care professional training course in pain "play" of recuperation children is offered. Shizuoka Shimbun Newspaper. July 26, 2015.    http://www.at-s.com/news/article/education/etc/59731.html

What is a Child Life Specialist? FIRST Foundation for Ichthyosis E-Newsletter. July 2015.http://www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/What-is-a-Child-Life-Specialist/page_id/1445

Easing Children’s Fears in Health Care: Child Life Services Honored in Video Released for Child Life Month.  PRWeb News Center. March 2015.    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12609493.htm