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.

May 2020

COVID-19

2020 Conference Planning Committee

Conference Planning Committee

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee immediately sprang into action once the official decision was made to pivot the conference to a virtual platform. They met for two hours each week to discuss educational content, presenter availability, and participant experience. They have been phenomenal with their support, helping to ensure the success of the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference.

  • Conference Planning Chair: Brittany Blake, MS, CCLS
  • Conference Planning Chair-Elect: Amanda Ammons, MS, CCLS
  • Conference Planning Committee Members
    • Jamie Bruce, PhD, CCLS
    • Amanda Suhrke, MA, CCLS
    • Alli Reilly, MS, CCLS
    • Rachel Calvert, MS, CCLS
    • Megan O'Connell, MS, CCLS
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Kristy Berksza

Kristy did a Child Life in Action interview discussing vulnerability during COVID-19. Watch her interview here!

Karen

Karen Coleman

Karen was a panelist on the second COVID-19: Impacts and Perspectives webinar on May 4th. She shared her perspective as a child life supervisor and specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

Rene

Rene Guilbeau

Rene was a panelist on the second COVID-19: Impacts and Perspectives webinar on May 4th. She shared her perspective as a child life leader at Children’s Hospital New Orleans in Louisiana.

Cassandra James

Cassandra helped create advice for parents in talking to children about COVID-19 on behalf of ACLP. 
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Meghan Kelly

Meghan did a Child Life in Action interview sharing her experience having and recovering from COVID-19. Watch her interview here!

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Genevieve Lowry

Genevieve did a Child Life in Action interview and shared insights on online education and the challenges facing current child life students in light of COVID-19. Watch her interview here!

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Cinda McDonald

Cinda did a Child Life in Action interview. She discussed her unique child life program that works exclusively with children of adult patients and offered advice to child life specialists who are seeing more children of adult patients than usual due to COVID-19. Watch her interview here!

Nicole

Nicole Perez

Nicole was a panelist on the second COVID-19: Impacts and Perspectives webinar on May 4th. She shared her perspective as a one-person child life program at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City.

Corey

Corey Richardson

Corey was a panelist on the second COVID-19: Impacts and Perspectives webinar on May 4th. She shared her perspective a child life specialist at Bronson Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Meagan, Kristy Berksza, Teresa Schoell

Teresa Schoell

Teresa did a Child Life in Action interview discussing vulnerability during COVID-19. Watch her interview here!

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Shani Thornton

Shani was a panelist on the second COVID-19: Impacts and Perspectives webinar on May 4th. She shared her perspective a community-based child life specialist in California.

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Wheelock Graduates

Under normal circumstances, child life graudates at Boston University Wheelock have a pinning ceremony and recite the BU Wheelock Child Life Pledge. Although this event could not take place in person this year, the students found a way to maintain the tradition by creating the this video. Congratulations, 2020 graduates!

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Child Life Profession