Governance at ACLP

ACLP is composed of the board of directors, committees run by volunteers, members, and staff.

ACLP oversees the awareness of the profession, fostering community, enabling learning through education and training, building knowledge as the definitive source for resources and research, and fiscal responsibility. 

ACLP Board of Directors

The ACLP Board of Directors is a panel of individuals who are elected to represent the child life community.

The board is responsible for protecting the interests of those in the child life community, a fiduciary duty to protect the organization's assets and member's investment, oversight of the organization, and making decisions about important issues the organization and profession face. 

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Committees, Working Groups, & Task Forces

At ACLP, our progress is fueled by the hard work of a dedicated network of over 200 volunteers. More than 25 different ACLP Committees, Work Groups, and Task Forces come together to achieve the goals laid out in the ACLP Strategic Plan.

All committees shall develop action plans related to committee guidelines and ACLP goals; maintain records of meetings of committee consultations; and submit written reports to the ACLP Board of Directors before the semiannual ACLP Board of Directors meetings.

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Volunteer with ACLP

Our progress is fueled by the vision of our leaders and by the hard work and commitment of a dedicated network of volunteers.

Each year, we provide members with an opportunity to apply for volunteer positions on committees that keep our organization relevant and strong.

Participating on a committee or work group is a great way to shape the future of child life, enhance your resume, expand your professional network, and hone leadership skills. 

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Professional Code of Conduct

ACLP is committed to providing a professional, safe, and welcoming environment for all. To maintain a standard of conduct that upholds the integrity of the association as well as to ensure individuals are demonstrating professional conduct, all non-profit and corporate members must adhere to the ACLP Professional Code of Conduct.

The ACLP Professional Code of Conduct is intended to provide ACLP participants with a set of best practices and guidelines on standards of conduct to which ACLP participants agree they will adhere when joining and maintaining their ACLP membership and/or participating in ACLP activities and events.

This Code applies to any conduct and communication of ACLP participants involving ACLP members, ACLP staff, ACLP contractors, or non-member participants of ACLP connection with or resulting from any ACLP-related business, activity, or at ACLP functions, as defined in the code.

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Professional Code of Conduct Discipline Policy

The Code addresses misconduct in three general areas: Personal Misconduct, Professional Misconduct, and Legal Misconduct.

Any ACLP participant may bring a complaint against any other ACLP participant if they believe, in good faith, that the participant engaged in conduct in violation of the Code. Individuals may also bring a complaint against an ACLP participant based on publicly available information such as court documents, newspaper articles, or social media posts that were verified by independent sources.

Complaints must be submitted in writing using the ACLP Professional Code of Conduct Complaint Form. Participants engaging in misconduct are subject to disciplinary action as outlined in ACLP’s Professional Code of Conduct Discipline Policy.

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