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Telehealth Awareness Week: Resources for Virtual Practice

September 17-23 marks Telehealth Awareness Week. The COVID-19 pandemic increased virtual child life practice by necessity, however, there are many benefits of  virtual practice that extend beyond the pandemic. For example, virtual practice can decrease exposure for immunocompromised patients, and it can increase accessibility for patients and families unable to reach a physical location. ACLP has many resources available for those just starting their virtual practice or looking to grow an established skillset.


FREE: Tele-Child Life- Learn how to reformulate therapeutic interventions for use in virtual care environments in this open-access webinar available at no cost to the child life community; 1.5 PDUs in Intervention

FREE FOR MEMBERS: Facilitating a Virtual Sibling Support Group- This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the entire process involved with piloting a virtual sibling support with the sisters of BMT patients. In sharing research, a focus on evidence-based practiced, and our experiential learning, the presenters hope to offer other professionals with motivation to facilitate sibling support groups, especially with a virtual approach. This webinar is free for members and students; 1.5 PDUs, Intervention

FREE FOR MEMBERS: The Value of Virtual Volunteering: Engaging Community Partners in Virtual Visits- Learn how to quickly and effectively implement a virtual volunteer program. In addition, learn how this child life team maintained relationships with a variety of community partners and engaged them in supporting patients through virtual programming, virtual volunteering, and fundraising events. This webinar is free for members and students; 1 PDU, Professional Responsibility

Bridging the Gap: Using Innovation and Technology to Provide Child Life Services Virtually- When child life services needed to adapt to the changing tides of a global pandemic, this program took it as an opportunity to expand virtual preparation services. Post-pandemic, the virtual work has not only continued, but has grown and become a staple of child life programs; 1 PDU, Intervention

What do you mean we are closing the playroom? Solutions for programming during COVID-19- This webinar will discuss tactics and virtual programming ideas created by the entire team at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – Mission Bay. We will share our ideas, what worked and didn’t work in regards to virtual programming and socialization opportunities for patients and families during COVID 19; 1.5 PDUs, Intervention

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