ACLP Bulletin

ACLP Bulletin is the foremost professional resource focusing on the unique knowledge and skills of the child life community. Its aim is to provide content that encourages the continued clinical development of child life professionals, and a forum for highlighting their milestones, challenges, innovations and successes. It is a quarterly digital publication for ACLP members, with a circulation of more than 5,500 child life professionals throughout the United States, Canada, and across the globe. 

Certified Child Life Specialists may earn PDUs by reading Focus articles and completing the accompanying quiz. This opportunity is free for ACLP members and costs $15 per article for non-members. Each Focus article is worth 0.5 PDUs in the Independent Study category. (There is a maximum of 10 PDUs in Independent Study for each five-year certification cycle.)

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Articles must be received by the dates below in order to be considered for that issue. Once received, other factors will be taken into consideration to determine publishing date.

Winter Issue (January)

October 1st 

Spring Issue (April)

January 1st 

Summer Issue (July)

April 1st

Fall Issue (October)

July 1st 


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The ACLP Bulletin editors, ACLP staff and Focus Review Board are committed to making your experience writing for the ACLP Bulletin as positive as possible, and strongly encourage you to consider submitting your work.

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