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What's New

Call for 2015 Conference Abstracts

CLC is now accepting abstracts for the 33rd Annual Conference on Professional Issues. Final date to submit is Thursday, July 31, 2004. Please review the guidelines for 2015 Call for Presentation Abstracts and 2015 Call for Poster Abstracts. Abstracts centering on innovation in play, research regarding the impact of child life, and leadership are especially encouraged for 2015. More information...

International Scholarships Offer Unique Opportunity to Attend Cincinnati Conference

CLC is pleased to announce the availability of five international scholarships to attend the Annual Conference on Professional Issues in Cincinnati in May 2015.  We encourage those CLC members who have worked with care facilities around the world to help spread news of this opportunity to individuals who may be interested in applying. More information...

Course Work Review for Certification Temporarily Reinstated

The launch of the Eligibility Assessment for child life certification has been delayed until October due to a delay in the launch of our new database. To accommodate individuals applying for the September 5 internship deadline, CLC has re-opened Course Work Review service, which will be available until September 1, 2014. More information...

CLC Seeks Evidence-Based Practice Statement Submissions

The Evidence-Based Practice Committee is currently seeking evidence-based practice statements to be shared with the CLC membership. Please visit Evidence-Based Practice Statement Submissions for more information. Applications are due July 31, 2014.

Download CLC app for easy access to upcoming webinars & the latest news from CLC!

Thanks to all who used the new app for CLC's annual conference! We're looking forward to your feedback via conference surveys. We'll be updating the app regularly with webinars so you can easily register from your mobile. We'll also be sending alerts occasionally to keep you apprised of important news and updates.

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Updated Policy Statement on Child Life Services

A new Policy Statement on Child Life Services has been released by the AAP, updated from earlier statements on child life services in 2000 and 2006. It includes strong recommendations for the inclusion of child life services across settings to improve quality and outcomes in pediatric care as well as the patient and family experience during medical treatment and hospital admissions.

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Supporting child life professionals as they empower children and families to master challenging events related to health care.

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