Child Life Month

The impact child life specialists make on the emotional safety of children and families in healthcare settings is unparalleled.

To promote understanding and appreciation of the invaluable contributions of child life specialists, ACLP has championed a month-long celebration, Child Life Month. 

Celebrate with us this month!

What Style CCLS Are You?

By Jacquie Rahm, CCLS, CTRS-C, YMHFA

"In honor of Child Life Month, I want to explore the various styles of CCLSs and brainstorm ways to incorporate aspects of each into well-rounded child life care. Take the quiz to help you identify your potential style of child life."

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Free Webinar for ACLP Members

Embodying Emotional Safety

1.5 PDUs, Domain:Ethics, Intervention, or Professional Responsibility

The body, mind, and spirit are connected. Therefore, achieving emotional safety is not just about the mind. It can also be approached from a bottom-up approach. This workshop will use theories of the expressive arts continuum, inter-model approach in the express arts therapy, and Kestenberg Movement Profiles among others to help participants explore ways to deepen and stabilize their feelings.

This webinar has free registration for ACLP members from March 1 - April 1.


New Child Life Program Membership Benefits

Provide your entire team with all the benefits of ACLP membership!

Starting this Child Life Month, there are now new benefits for Child Life Program Members.

Benefits include recognition, free listing in the Child Life Career Center, discounts on group webinar registrations, and more.

Learn More

2024 Award Winners

Join us in celebrating the 2024 Award Winners!

Send a letter from ACLP

In just a few clicks, you can notify your administrator of Child Life Month with a letter from ACLP.

Signed by ACLP CEO Alison Heron, MBA, CAE, this personalized letter will be addressed to the administrator(s) of your choice and sent via email.

It's free, quick, and easy to do!

Request a letter
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Membership Access Program Applications

Funded by Disney, the ACLP Membership Access Program provides a free ACLP Professional or Student Membership.

To apply, individuals must have not been an ACLP member within the last five years as well as meet all criteria for professional/student membership. Applicants from underrepresented groups will receive priority consideration.

Not currently accepting applications.

Not currently accepting applications.

Social Media Giveaways

Follow us on Instagram where we be hosting giveaways, spotlights, messages from the ACLP Board and staff, and more during Child Life Month.

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