Purpose (Why We Exist):
The Association of Child Life Professional's core purpose is to serve the needs of child life professionals.
Mission (What We Do):
The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) serves the community of Certified Child Life Specialists®, faculty, child life assistants, and students. ACLP advances the field of child life by establishing and maintaining professional standards, enhancing the professional growth and development of members, and advancing the credibility of the child life profession by fostering research and promoting the standards of child life practice on a national and international level.
Vision (Where We're Headed):
Every child and family will benefit by access to comprehensive services provided by a child life professional as an integral part of their healthcare experience.
The Association of Child Life Professionals’ strategic drivers are:
Professional Credibility: Strengthen awareness and perceived value of the child life profession.
Member Experience: Provide high-value, relevant member experiences.
Organizational Strength: Serve as a well-resourced, responsive organization.
Strengthen awareness and perceived value of child life.
Goal: Define the role of the ACLP in facilitating and promoting research, and quality improvement/quality assurance.
Goal: Standardization of academic preparation, clinical training, and ongoing competency of child life professionals.
Goal: Establish key partnerships in the healthcare profession.
Provide high-value, relevant member experiences.
Goal: Increase member engagement.
Goal: Provide up-to-date, relevant resources for members.
Goal: Increase leadership capacity.
Goal: Develop global support and partnerships.
Serve as a well-resourced, responsive Association of Child Life Professionals.
Goal: Increase donors and funding sources.
Goal: Ensure relevance of governance and maximize efficiency.
Goal: Strengthen certification process.
Goal: Strengthen the brand of the Association of Child Life Professionals.