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Child Life Value Proposition Statement

The Child Life Value Proposition Statement details the evidence-based outcomes associated with child life intervention, articulated for an audience primarily composed of healthcare administrators, executives, and other high-level decision-makers.

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The Beryl Institutes' White Paper on Child Life

The ACLP Patient Experience Committee worked in collaboration with the Beryl Institute to produce a white paper, What Patient Experience Can Learn from Child Life Professionals.

The paper explores the value and impact of child life efforts and the core philosophies of child life that could inform patient experience efforts more broadly. In the paper, contributors shared their insights and personal stories addressing the role of child life in patient and family experience overall and key philosophies of child life practice that can inform patient experience efforts. The paper includes an overview of seven concepts that can guide experience efforts and offers direct considerations for action relevant across healthcare settings.

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Emotional Safety in Pediatrics

This paper was authored by the Association of Child Life Professionals in collaboration with child life specialists, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, and caregivers. Every child deserves emotionally safe care. Our national movement to create a new, emotionally safe standard of pediatric care is rooted in the findings in this paper.

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Professional Advancement Model Resource Guide

Developed by the Clinical Ladder Task Force, this guide provides direction and guidance to programs looking to develop or enhance a professional advancement model.

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Child Life Salary Survey

Salary Surveys are compiled with data gathered from the responses of Certified Child Life Specialists. These responses provide a snapshot of salary and FTE distribution; the prevalence of benefits such as childcare, health insurance, and retirement plans.

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ACLP Annual Report

The ACLP Annual Report highlights examples of ACLP members' impact from membership and volunteer hours, a financial update, and more.

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