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Celebrating Pride Month with ACLP

LGBTQIA+ children and families deserve to be affirmed and supported every day, not just during Pride Month. ACLP is proud to celebrate and uplift LGBTQIA+ children, families, and child life professionals throughout the year.

Check out our Pride Month offerings below!

Free ACLP Webinar for Members

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Families: The Role of Child Life 

This webinar will provide a comprehensive look at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity, mental health, and overall healthcare experiences. Presented by Christy French, MS, CCLS, she focuses the webinar on developmental theory, language, cultural competency, and gender-affirmative healthcare and will offer tools to anticipate and identify psychosocial stressors, developmental needs, and co-occurring mental health issues.

Suggested Domain: Ethics, 1.5 PDUs
FREE for members, June 1 - 30

ACLP Bulletin - Rethinking Rooming Practices in Pediatric Hospitals

The excerpt is taken from the 2023 Spring issue of ACLP Bulletin article written by Ruthie Charendoff, CCLS:

"…As child life specialists, we can help advocate to adapt hospital policies to allow for the choice of mixed-gender rooms…Pronoun stickers and pride flags are a great start, but they are not enough. Gender-affirming care requires us to think not only of individual interactions with patients and families but of hospital design that promotes the development and autonomy of each patient and family."

ACLP LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group

The LGTBQIA+ Affinity Group is for ACLP members who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. This group is an informal gathering for individuals to create connections and share their identities in a safe environment. This is not a training or town hall, and it will not be recorded.

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