Featured Resources

From topics on relevant healthcare awareness days and new articles written by Certified Child Life Specialists to a compilation of the most utilized resources, these featured resources are specially curated for child life professionals.

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ACLP facilitates the process of creating and maintaining all publications.

These publications include resources such as ACLP published books, white papers, peer-reviewed scientific journal, clinical magazine, blog posts, and more.

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Networking at ACLP

Strengthen professional ties and learn from colleagues holding expertise in multiple domains.

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Child Life Directories

Learn about child life programs, find child life services, locate child life academic programs and courses, as well as search for Certified Child Life Specialists.

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Child Life Professional Data Center

The Child Life Professional Data Center (CLPDC) is a tool to help child life programs track and compare patient impact data.

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The Psychosocial Risk Assessment in Pediatrics (PRAP) is a validated screening tool, developed by a team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, designed to assess pediatric patients’ risk for experiencing elevated distress during health care encounters.

It includes a database that stores, organizes, and analyzes psychosocial data, and also features benchmarking capability, enabling comparison of PRAP data with other facilities.

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Program Review

ACLP offers Program Review & Development Services (PRDS) for child life programs in need of support from a consultant.

Programs can select from a variety of review and development service options based on what type of consultation best matches the program's need.

The PRDS Consultant Team is made up of established and respected leaders in the child life field.

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