Please join CLC and the many child life programs around the world in observing Child Life Month in March with special activities for your staff and local community. Start planning early, and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to honor and promote child life! It's time to educate your peers and the community-at-large about the special needs of families and children undergoing challenging events related to health care. Celebrate for the entire month, a few days, or any amount of time in-between. Use the ideas and templates available here, or develop your own unique ways of observing this special time of year. We all know how important the work is that you do - now is the time make sure the rest of the world knows it, too!
By clicking on the links below, you will find a variety of materials designed to help you plan educational activities to increase public awareness of the child life profession, including a fun Poem about Child Life. Don't forget to review the resources in Making the Case for Child Life, which includes the AAP Policy Statement on Child Life, CLC's Evidence-Based Practice Statements on Child Life, and the Child Life Promotional Flyer, among others.
These resources are offered as a starting point to assist you in planning your individual program's observation of Child Life Month. Please be as creative as you like in customizing the ideas so that they work with the unique needs of your program, institution or community.
We hope that you will share your success stories with us so that we can use them to inspire others from year to year. Email email@example.com to tell us how you celebrate, or to offer other ideas for improving our program.
To enter, please submit a brief Child Life Month story or summary (500 words or less), along with any pictures (maximum of 5) or video links, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit an entry is March 7.