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What's New

Now Available in the CLC Bookstore: The Pips of Child Life: Early Play Programs in Hospitals

This latest offering in the CLC Bookstore offers a glimpse into the early play activities and programs in hospitals, and the women who led the way. Visit Bookstore

Registration Open for 2015 Leadership Development Institute Webinars

Registration is open for the two final offerings in the CLC Leadership Development Institute webinar series: Conflict Management, and Basics of Evidence-Based Research. Visit CLC Webinars

New Radiation Oncology Presentation Template Available Through Resource Library

The Professional Resources Committee has added a new PowerPoint presentation to a growing list of customizable templates available in the Resource Library – Child Life Tool Kit to help members educate families and multidisciplinary team members.  The All About Radiation Oncology presentation is designed to help prepare school-aged children and adolescents for their experience in the Radiation Oncology department. To download, visit Resource Library - Child Life Tool Kit

PRAP is Now Available through CLC Bookstore

The Psychosocial Risk Assessment in Pediatrics (PRAP), a validated screening tool designed to assess pediatric patients' risk for experiencing elevated distress during health care encounters, is now available for purchase. To learn more about the PRAP, including an introductory webinar, video demonstrations, pricing and testimonials, please visit the CLC Bookstore.


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Supporting child life professionals as they empower children and families to master challenging events related to health care.

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Featured Blogs

Shannon Dier

If you ask a child life specialist about “professional boundaries,” chances are you’ll receive a fairly passionate explanation about the importance of maintaining clear boundaries in relationships with patients and families. However, there’s another category of professional boundaries that we need to... 
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Paige Fennessey

Child life specialists are often faced with the challenge of helping children and youth express themselves in creative yet deep and meaningful ways. We encourage patients and families to engage in activities that help us understand how they are adjusting and coping with hospitalization and illness...  Read More

Dawn Klausmeier

There are many benefits to utilizing procedural preparation videos for children and teens. This educational resource tool provides visual, auditory, and sequential information that can be easily accessed in a moment’s notice, and used at the convenience of multidisciplinary team members when child life services are not available... Read More



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