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ACLP Bulletin: Top 3 Articles of 2023

ACLP Bulletin is the quarterly, digital publication for the child life community. Its aim is to provide content that encourages the continued clinical development of child life professionals, and a forum for highlighting their milestones, challenges, innovations and successes. This year, the Bulletin featured articles with a wide variety of topics. Let's take a look at the top 3 most popular articles in 2023.

1. "Ten Years Later"

Author: Kristin Brown, CCLS

"10 Years Later"Description: Child life specialists hold a sacred space in the lives of children and families during times of crisis and loss, witnessing both the fragility and strength of the human spirit. The dedication and heart of a CCLS is extraordinary, but those come with a unique burden that can be difficult for others to comprehend. The weight of their responsibilities can be heavy and challenging as they walk alongside children and families through the darkest moments. In this article, Kristin Brown, CCLS takes us on a journey through her decade of practice, sharing insights and tips along the way.
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ACLP Bulletin, Spring 2023 | Vol. 41 No. 2

2. "Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Child Life Practice"

Authors: Kristin Brown, CCLS; Nicole Gandolfo, MA, CCLS; Jenna Read, MS, CCLS;
Jana Teagle, CTRS, CCLS, CBIS

Addressing SDOHExcerpt: "In extending our collaboration to include key community partners, such as pediatric primary care, public libraries, and schools, child life specialists incorporate our training to mitigate some of the disparities in the current healthcare system. The end goal for child life specialists remains to not only be able to recognize the difficulties and barriers that our patients and families face, but to continue educating, advocating, and collaborating..."

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ACLP Bulletin, Winter 2023 | Vol. 41 No. 1

3. "More than a Hand to Hold: Rethinking Caregiver Support in the Emergency Department"

Author: Shelby Strauser, MA, CCLS

More than a hand to holdExcerpt: "As CCLSs, caregiver support is well within our scope of practice and often an integral part of the role in critical care areas such as the ER. Working at a Level 1 trauma center means that I expect to see patients of all acuities daily. Prior to the pandemic, I provided parental support often during interventions such as intubations, resuscitation, or the new diagnosis process. What has dramatically shifted due to COVID-19 visitation protocols is the role I play in these intense moments."
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ACLP Bulletin, Winter 2023 | Vol. 41 No. 1

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