The Official Documents of the Child Life Council

Completely revised in 2011, important professional documents: Mission, Vision, Values and Operating Principles; Child Life Code of Ethics; Child Life Competencies; Standards of Clinical Practice; Standards for Academic and Clinical Preparation Programs; and Position Statements on Child Life in Healthcare Settings, in Rehabilitation, and in professional certification.

Recommended reference in studying for the Child Life Professional Certification Examination.

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Table of Contents

  • Mission, Values, Vision, and Operating Principles
  • Codes and Guidelines for Professional Conduct
  • Child Life Competencies
  • Standards of Clinical Practice
  • Standards for Academic & Clinical Preparation Programs
  • Position Papers
  • Evidence-Based Practice Statements


The Association of Child Life Professionals gratefully acknowledges the following committees, task forces, and all others, for their contributions: Child Life Council Certifying Committee; Code of Ethical Responsibility Task Force; Competency Committee; Education Committee; Publications Committee; Philosophic Base Task Force; Standards of Clinical Practice Committee; and the 2001 Official Documents Revisions Committee.

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