CHP students volunteer at Craniofacial Family Camp

Published: August 17th, 2015

Category: Recent News, Students

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Our student involvement continues a long tradition of service at the camp.

Interdisciplinary team members from speech-language pathology, clinical psychology, pediatrics, surgery, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and orthodontics host an annual Craniofacial Camp for children with craniofacial differences and their families. Graduate students and fellows from clinical and health psychology, dentistry, and orthodontics volunteer their time to facilitate child groups focused on building positive relationships with fellow campers, improving self-esteem, providing a safe place to discuss bullying issues, and allowing the children an opportunity to fully participate in the fun of summer camp. This year’s CHP volunteers included Chris Sege, Joe Gullett, Diego Esparza-Duran, Nadine Schwab, Kendra Krietsch, Sarah Stromberg, Mallory Netz, Marie Chardon, Paris Wheeler and co-organizers Alyssa Fritz and Julia Carmody. Children and parents look forward to this event every year, often saying how this weekend is the highlight of their summer.  Families were so appreciative of the time and effort the students put in and everyone had a great time! As students, please keep in mind that this is a volunteer opportunity every year. If you have any questions, please talk to one of the former volunteers!