Photograph provided courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The official Call for Abstracts for CLC’s 32nd Annual Conference on Professional Issues, which will take place May 22-25, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now available with updated information submission requirements. The deadline to submit an abstract is July 31, 2013. To learn more, visit CLC's Call for Abstracts
Thank you to all voting members who participated in this year’s Board of Directors election. The slate of candidates as recommended by the Child Life Council Nominating Committee was formally approved, and we are pleased to confirm the newest members of the CLC Board of Directors: Carla Oliver, MSW, CCLS (President-Elect); Lisa Ciarrocca, CCLS (treasurer); Eileen Clark, MSM, CCLS and Meghan Kelly, MSEd, CCLS (Directors). Learn More
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to CLC's newest staff member, Joe Lindahl, who recently joined the team in the newly created position of Strategic Initiative Manager. In this role, Joe will research and coordinate with other organizations and experts to assist CLC in designing strategic programs for members. He will work closely with consultants to develop program content, and liaise with CLC members and committees who are providing input into program design. To learn more about Joe and his new position at CLC, visit CLC Staff.
We are pleased to share the results of the 2012 Child Life Profession Compensation Study. A Summary Report of the results is available to all website visitors, and a more extensive Executive Report is available to CLC members only. In addition to the salary reports, an updated Child Life Salary Calculator allows CLC members to filter the data collected by a variety of different parameters, including position type, location, experience, education, the number of people supervised, and the number of pediatric or in-patient hospital beds. Visit the Career Center to learn more.
We recently named the recipients of CLC's 2013 International Scholarships to attend the CLC Annual Conference in Denver. Six full scholarships were made available through the Advancing the Field of Play for Hospitalized Children Initiative grant, and CLC provided an additional three partial scholarships. Scholars attending the conference hail from a diverse group of nations, including Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom. Visit International Scholarships to learn more about each of this year's nine international scholars.