ACLP advances psychosocial care and the emotional safety of children, youth, and families impacted by healthcare and significant life experiences.
The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for its members and its leadership--and for the infants, children, youth, and families whom it serves. It is our policy to maintain an environment that respects variations in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic status.
Recognizing that diversity enriches the field of child life and enhances creativity and professional growth within the child life community, the ACLP encourages all aspects of diversity. This commitment requires continued effort to attract and develop qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds whose unique life experiences and ways of thinking foster a culture of inclusion and diverse perspectives.
The ACLP affirms the need to attract individuals from diverse backgrounds and build on an organizational environment that values engagement, stimulates innovation, and inspires performance that leads to the advancement of its members.