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 on PlaybackACLP 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.)




Winter 2019 Issue (January)

October 01, 2018

Spring 2019 Issue (April)

January 01, 2019

Summer 2019 Issue (July)

April 01, 2019

Fall 2019 Issue Issue (October)

July 01, 2019

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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ACLP 2018 Media Kit

ACLP Bulletin Offers Access to:

  • More than 5,500 child life leaders and front-line professionals that only the ACLP Bulletin can deliver.
  • Readers interested in products that would assist them in providing the best experience for the patients
    and families they serve.
  • Professionals interested in organizations that support children and families under stress and
    in crisis.
  • Readers interested in professional education materials and opportunities.

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