Our progress is fueled by the vision of our leaders and the hard work of a dedicated network of volunteers. The following is a list of active ACLP committees, work groups, and task forces. Learn more about the mission and goals of each committee below.
If you are interested in participating in one of these groups, you can learn more here.
Mission and Goals: The role of the ACLP Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Health Care is to:
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Awards Committee is to:
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The mission of the Bulletin Committee is to produce the ACLP Bulletin and to develop the publication to become a valuable professional resource focusing on issues of interest to clinicians, administrators, educators, and students in the child life field.
The group fulfills this mission in several ways:
Bulletin (Editors Only)
Mission: To develop and oversee a benchmarking and research datacenter; and provide data to support staff ratios on revised a AAP Statement
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Certification Commission is to:
Exam Assembly Committee
Item Writing Committee
Item Review Committee
Recertification Audit Committee
Explore opportunities for standards and supervision for practitioners.
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Conference Program Committee is to:
Committee Charge: This Committee is charged with ensuring continuing progress toward the vision of the Association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The Committee will set priorities and provide guidance to ACLP in the design and implementation of a dynamic suite of activities and resources to help ACLP members gain the skills necessary to meet the needs of and reflect the diverse communities they serve, recognizing that truly effective diversity, equity and inclusion work is never finished. The Committee will ensure that DEI activities are closely aligned with ACLP strategic priorities and responsive to the diverse needs and capabilities of the child life community. The Committee will actively encourage ACLP members to participate in and contribute to these activities. In recommending new programs and products, the Committee will consider and seek to address the resource implications of these activities.
The Committee will work with ACLP staff to:
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Mission and Goals: The mission of the Finance Committee is to:
Governance Committee Charge:
The Governance Committee will conduct an ongoing review of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) governing documents and related governing processes. This committee will make necessary updates to these documents and processes as indicated to help ensure compliance with legal requirements and association business standards; as well as keeping current the professional and ethical standards related to Child Life Practitioner competency and scope of practice.
The mission of the Journal Committee of the Association of Child Life Professionals is to produce The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice (JCL) and to develop the publication to become a valuable, peer-reviewed professional resource focusing on issues of interest to clinicians, administrators, educators and students in the child life field and others invested in the psychosocial care of children and families.
Journal (Editors only)
Mission and Goals: The Mentorship Committee oversees and promotes the ACLP’s formal mentorship program for ACLP members.
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Nominating Committee is to:
Propose and recommend partnership opportunities, identify possible pilot projects that will allow us to explore the impact of Child Life Specialists on the Patient Experience, evaluate ways to support the work of Child Life Specialists in relationship to the Patient and Family Experience, and recommend ways to increase our involvement and recognition in this work.
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Professional Resources Sub-Committee is to:
Sub-Committee: Archives Sub Committee