The Comprehensive Program Review
Comprehensive Program Review
The Comprehensive Program Review includes four major phases (1) initial preparation and assessment activities, (2) a 2-day on-site visit from Giggling Goat contracted consultants, (3) a comprehensive review report and recommendations, and (4) up to 2 hours of post-review follow-up. This comprehensive Program Review option is an excellent way to assess overall program strengths and opportunities for improvement, validate child life as an essential component of quality care, advocate for additional resources, and provide direction for future program development.
Please visit Comprehensive Review for more information including a sample agenda.
This “a la carte” service allows the client to select from a menu of topics in order to design a review or consultation event to meet their highest priority needs or interests. Examples include budget review and fund development, staffing strategies, clinical supervision, clinical preparation programs (i.e., internship or practicum), integration of child life services and interdisciplinary relations, and child life services in specific clinical areas such as NICU and palliative care. Consultant visits may be 1-2 days in length depending upon the topics selected and individual program size and goals. The program fee includes up to 1 hour of follow-up by phone or email with Giggling Goat.
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Child Life Team Development
Consultants are also available to facilitate half-day or full-day staff “retreats” for the purpose of team development, strategic planning, etc. Such events would be planned in close consultation with child life program leadership and could be conducted at the program hospital or off-site at the client’s discretion.
Child Life Leader Development
Formalized mentorship opportunities and consultation to develop child life program leaders, leadership teams, or to recommend leadership models are also available.
New Program Development
To support the development of new child life programs, Giggling Goat offers a comprehensive consultation to review existing structure, explore areas of strength, and address goals for integration of child life services into the healthcare facility. This package will include up to four hours of follow-up in order to support implementation of initial program development goals and recommendations.
Design Your Own Consultation
If other program assessment or development priorities are identified by the client and not included on the current “menu,” every effort will be made to design a consultation to meet the client’s unique needs. Please contact Giggling Goat for more information.
Program Review & Development Service Fees
Fees for the Program Review and Development Services are based upon the topics selected, number of consultants required, and days onsite. General pricing is as follows:
• $3500 for a 2-day Comprehensive Review with 1-2 Consultants
• $2000 for a 1.5-day combination Focused Review and Staff Education 1 Consultants
• $1500 for a 1-day Focused Review with 1 Consultant
• $1500 for a 1-day Staff Development/Education offering with 1 Consultant
• $2500 for a 2-day New Program Development Service with 1 Consultant
The comprehensive review fee includes up to 2 hours of follow-up via phone or email with the Giggling Goat. The Focus Review fees include up to 1 hour of follow-up. The new program development service fee includes up to 4 hours of follow-up.
The institution is responsible for arranging and funding travel expenses, lodging and meals for the reviewers.