No One Had to Lose for You to Win: Well-Being & Psychological Safety for the Child Life Student
Learn how to aid in the support of and develop resources that help with the safety for our trainees.Register
Let's Take a Trip: Preparing Children for Hospital Transfer
Learn about the benefits of pediatric patients receiving a toolkit intervention aimed at decreasing levels of stress when transferring to a higher level care facility.Register
Truth Telling Across Cultures: Is Veracity Always a Best Practice
Review how ethical principles such as beneficence, nonmaleficence, fidelity, and cultural relativism relate to navigating ethical dilemmas with different cultural views or beliefs.Register
Whether you are preparing to take the Child Life Exam, maintaining certification, or recertifying, ACLP has a variety of tools and resources available to help support you.
Research and Publications
Supporting Autistic Child Life Students
Hear what the author found most supportive to their learning process as an autistic child life student.
Refocusing on Competencies: A "Yes AND Approach" to the Child Life Crisis
It is time to recognize that child life services, rooted in the child life competencies, are not setting-specific, and therefore the pathway to child life must also reflect this reality.
Child Life Services for Siblings of Chronically Ill Children
The purpose of this survey-based study was to examine the type, frequency, and barriers to providing child life services to siblings.
Child Life Internship Readiness: Perspectives of Child Life Academics
This mixed-methods study captures the perspectives of child life academics with the goal to understand the child life intern preparation process.
Stress, Success, and Burnout: The Relationship Between Impostor Phenomenon and Burnout in Certified Child Life Specialists
The aim of the study is to understand how and what factors put child life specialists at risk for experiencing these phenomena.
Scenes from the Life: The effects of gun violence on children and families
Hear from three CCLSs who share their experiences working with children and families that have been affected by gun violence.
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