Photograph provided courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Child Life Council is proud to offer a new and improved CLC Career Center, the best available online resource to search and apply to a wide range of child life professional opportunities across the country. The new site includes searchable job listings organized by specialty, location and employer, and features helpful tools such as job alerts, career advice articles, eNewsletters and more. Whether you are actively looking for a new opportunity or just curious to see what’s out there, the CLC Career Center is your solution!
As part of CLC's Advancing the Field of Play for Hospitalized Children Initiative, CLC conducted a survey of child life programs to document the range and comparative prevalence of play-related practices, policies, and programming in child life programs throughout North America. The findings of the survey are summarized in a recently-released report, along with suggestions for future growth, innovations and research. CLC views this to be a seminal work documenting the scope and delivery of play-based programs and services in use in the child life profession today. To learn more, download the Play Practices and Innovations Survey Report
With registration in full swing for the 2014 Annual Conference, now is the time to consider enhancing your experience by registering for a conference intensive. Intensives are extended learning sessions, typically more intimate with a smaller audience and often incorporating direct, hands-on interaction. A total of ten full-day and half-day intensives are planned in New Orleans. To learn more, or to register now, visit Conference Intensives
The CLC Professional Resources Committee is pleased to share the first in a series of PowerPoint presentations designed to educate multidisciplinary teams about issues relating to child development and child life practice. These presentations can be customized to include graphics and text to make them specific to each user’s institution or situation. The two presentations currently available include a Child Life Orientation for New Medical Team Members and a presentation on Bereavement . For more information, visit the Resource Library – Child Life Tool Kit
CLC congratulates Peggy Jessee, PhD, CCLS, professor emeritus from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at The University of Alabama on her recent selection as the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award, and Kathryn "Kat" Davitt, MOT, CCLS, OTR, a child life specialist at Cook Children’s Medical Center, for her selection as the winner of the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award. Both women will be formally presented with their awards at the CLC Annual Conference in New Orleans, May 2014. To learn more about their inspiring careers and contributions to the child life profession, visit Awards