Member Turning Points

We invite all ACLP members to share significant turning points in their lives with the child life community. Submissions may include professional accomplishments or personal life changes within the categories listed: Awards, Career Milestones, Certifications, Presentations, Publications, Other Professional Achievements, In Memoriam, Other Life Events. Please share your accomplishments via the Member Turning Points Submission Form.

March 2020


Career Milestones

Jenny Brandt

Jenny Brandt has been promoted to Supervisor of Child Life Services at St Louis Children's Hospital.  In her new role, she oversees the child life assistants, activity areas and assists in the growth and program development of the child life department.  She is excited for the new adventure into formal leadership and advancing her child life career!




Priti Desai

Priti Desai recently published two journal articles. Congratulations, Priti, and thank you for contributing to the body of work supporting child life practice.

Desai P. P., & Horn, J. (2020). Listening to Stories of Peers with Chronic Illnesses: Extracurricular Career Exploration Activity for High School Students.  Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 8 (1), 46-65.

Desai P.P., Dodor B., Carroll, E. (2020). Exploring One’s Family Heritage to Enhance Self-awareness: A Step Toward Developing Cultural Competence. Family Relations, 69 (1), 76-91.


Other Professional Achievements

In Memoriam

Other Life Events

Child Life Profession