View the latest resources for child life professionals.
Developed by the ACLP Community-Based Practice Committee, the Community-Based Toolkit includes resources intended for use by child life specialists working in a community setting.Download the Toolkit
Creating a Sharing Place: Grief Support Both In and Out of the Hospital
This webinar is FREE for ACLP Members. Attendees will learn more about grief groups from the perspective of child life specialists who work both within and outside the hospital.ACLP Members Register for Free
A Diverse Workforce Saves Lives
Patients treated by female surgeons are less likely to experience adverse outcomes 90 days to one year after surgery, according to a study published Aug. 30 in JAMA Surgery (Bean, 2023). Read the blog post to see the full implications for child life.Read More
Top 10 Most Utilized Resources By Certified Child Life Specialists
The following list contains the Top 10 most frequently utilized ACLP resources by child life specialists.
Child Life Awareness Themes
The following highlight some of the important healthcare awareness themes for the child life profession.
Children's Grief Awareness Month
November marks Children's Grief Awareness Month.This blog post contains resources to assist you in child life practice with grieving children.Read More
Suicide Prevention Month
Jacquie Rahm, CCLS, CTRS-C, YMHFA has authored four child-life specific blog posts to assist child life professionals and caregivers in preventing and discussing suicidality with children and adolescents.Read More
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The following resources will aid you in supporting children and families through a cancer diagnosis.Read More
Disability Pride Month
July is Disability Pride Month, and ACLP celebrates, accepts, and honors each person's uniqueness and sees it as an integral part of human diversity.Read More
Back to School with ACLP
No matter where you're practicing, though, these resources can assist you in guiding children and families through the transition into a new school year.Read More
June is Pride Month, when we celebrate and commemorate LGBTQIA+ individuals, families, and communities. Child life professionals can use the following resources to celebrate and support LGBTQIA+ children and families all year.Read More
Mental Health Awareness Month
ACLP is recognizing this month to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.Read More
Hispanic Heritage Month
Serving Hispanic and Latinx populations requires awareness of cultural differences and gaps in healthcare, education, and community equity. The following resources can help CCLSs better understand these gaps and how to navigate them in child life.Read More
National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness and improve understanding of orofacial clefts and other conditions of the head and face.Read More
Resource Topic Suggestions
The ACLP Professional Resource Committee wants to hear from you! The committee is seeking topic ideas to develop into resources.
Please submit your topic needs and ideas by using the form below.