#ChildLife Podcast

Welcome to #ChildLife, ACLP's new podcast to connect you to all that's happening at the Association of Child Life Professionals and the professional world of child life. For ACLP members, child life specialists, partners, and charities involved with the wonderful world of child life and for those looking to become a child life professional, this podcast is for you. Connect with professional opportunities, stay informed about child life news, and learn about what's new in child life. Hosted by Jennifer Lipsey, CEO and Bailey Kasten, COO from the headquarters for the Association of Child Life Professionals in Arlington, VA. We love child life! 

Please contact us at podcast@childlife.org with ideas and feedback for #ChildLife.


How to Listen  

There are many ways to listen to the #ChildLife Podcast. You can listen to episodes on the ACLP website (below) and through the Google Play Store, Spotify, and iTunes.


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Podcast Episodes

Episode 6: #ChildLife: Episode 6 - Setting and Focus


Jen and Bailey discuss the recent gathering of the Community-Based/Non-Traditional Role Committee & Subcommittees and their recent work to develop guidelines for this form of child life practice.

We also provide an update on the strategic plan and give insight into how we use member feedback.

Our interview this week is with the author of the article of the latest Focus article, Divna Wheelwright.


 

Episode 5: #ChildLife: Episode 5 - We're Back!


Jen and Bailey return with a rundown of what's going on at ACLP including an update on the upcoming strategic planning session, our recent trip to Capitol Hill, and the general child life calendar.

We're also joined this week by special guests Allison Sohanlal and Tiffany Key of the Awards Committee to shed some light on the awards process and to let our listeners know how to get involved.


 

Episode 4: Child Life Month - Child Life Collaborations


Bailey and Jen celebrate Child Life Month and share some important updates about recent collaborations with the Beryl Institute and Disney.

Tune in for updates and reminders on the many happenings in the child life community.


 

Episode 3: Child Life Updates and Interview with Dennis Lomonaco of What You Give Will Grow


Jen and Bailey review some updates on new publications, provide a continuing update on the job analysis, and welcome Dennis Lomonaco of What You Give Will Grow to the #ChildLife studio.

Dennis joins us as we expand our conversation to include the greater child life community and the foundation/donor perspective on what's going on now and in 2018.


 

Episode 2: Exploring the 2018 Job Analysis

In this episode, Jen and Bailey speak with our Director of Certification, Ame Enright, about the upcoming job analysis and get behind the scenes of the Child Life Certifying Committee. 

We also highlight Certified Child Life Specialists presenting to other groups and talk about some ways to spread child life to other related professionals.


 

Episode 1: SPECIAL EDITION - A Podcast about Rescinding the Advanced Degree Requirement for Certification


This episode of #ChildLife addresses the recent announcement of the ACLP Board of Director's decision to rescind the Master's Degree requirements for certification.

Jen and Bailey give voice to questions received at the national office about this announcement.

To read more about this announcement, please visit our full statement.


 

January 23, 2018 - Introducing Our New Podcast


We're thrilled to announce the start of our brand new podcast, #ChildLife. 

Hosted by Bailey Kasten, COO and Jen Lipsey, CEO, #ChildLife is a new tool for ACLP to connect with members, stakeholders, child life specialists, and those with interest in the professional world of child life.

Listen to our first episode as we introduce our new podcast.

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