Volume 1 Number 1

The Journal of Child Life

September 2020 | VOL. 1 NO. 2


In This Issue


  2 From the Executive Editor
  3 ACLP's Condemnation of Racism & Discrimination
  4 ACLP's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  7 Group Medical Play and Children's Self-Reported Fear in the Pre-Operative Setting

16 Assessing the Culture of Diversity Among Professionals at a Midwestern Children's Hospital

27 Disrupting the Status Quo: A New Theoretical Vision for the Child Life Profession

33 The Transferability of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) for Child Life Specialists Working in Pediatric Rehabilitation: A Critical Review of the Literature

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