Webinars are a key component of ACLP's online education series and provide the opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge and earn PDU credit from your home or workplace computer. Most of ACLP's live webinars take place from 2:30-4:00 PM EST.
Webinar rates (including group rates) and registration information is available on the Fees and Registration page.
You will earn 1 PDU per webinar hour, and most of ACLP's webinars provide the opportunity to earn 1.5 PDUs. The PDU category for webinars is Traditional Professional Development, and there is no limit on this category of PDU for recertification.
Child life specialists use their knowledge of human development, medical understanding, skills in validation, and creativity to assist in increasing the child’s understanding of death and providing memory making opportunities in the hospital setting. These skills can also be applied in grief groups outside of the hospital with children who have a need for longer processing of the grief. By creating opportunities to work with children and families on grief, child life specialists further develop their skills in working with patients and families experiencing loss and cultivate new opportunities to utilize their child life training and skill set. During this webinar, attendees will learn more about grief groups from the perspective of child life specialists who work both within and outside the hospital. Attendees will gain knowledge about how to create and sustain grief groups and the benefits they can offer to children and families.
Analise Lotz, MA, CCLS, works at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, in the medical imaging and craniofacial departments in addition to leading teen grief groups at the Sharing Place in Salt Lake City, UT. Analise has worked as a child life specialist in Minnesota and Arizona, as well as working for Make-A-Wish Minnesota. She currently volunteers for Make-A-Wish Utah and Operation Smile.
Jill Macfarlane, CCLS, has served as the program director for The Sharing Place in Salt Lake City, UT, since 2015. She has also served as development director and has facilitated several grief support groups at The Sharing Place since 2003. Jill spent the first part of her career as a child life specialist in a pediatric dialysis and kidney transplant program before making the move to join the administrative team at The Sharing Place.
Jessica Gong-Montano, CCLS, CIMI, has been a Certified Child Life Specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital since 2016. She has experience working in the NICU, Emergency Department, Playroom, and other inpatient and outpatient units throughout the hospital. Jessica graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a degree in child development and family relations. In 2013, Jessica received her certification and has dedicated her time and efforts to providing support, education, and preparation to children and their families as they navigate through difficult life events. Increasing her skills with bereavement and grief support, Jessica has continued to gain knowledge and experience through conferences, sibling support sessions, and additional community outreach opportunities.
After this webinar, participants will have:
Child life professionals who are seeking to provide more comprehensive care for grieving children and their families
The ACLP Bulletin, a member publication distributed quarterly, 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 is a respected forum for highlighting their milestones, challenges, innovations, and successes. Each issue features a Child Life Focus article, which is available on the PlaybackACLP website.
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The PDUs earned (.5 per article) from reading a Focus article and successfully completing the accompanying quiz are considered Independent Learning, and there is a 10 PDU maximum limit for this category in the 5-year certification cycle.