ACLP strives to maintain the highest-quality standard of publishing while being seen as the pre-eminent source of evidence-based research in child life.
ACLP has many published books on the topic of child life practice for you to explore.
Journal of Child Life
The Journal of Child Life is the official research journal published biannually by ACLP. It is open-access and focuses on the latest psychosocial research about children's responses to stressful experiences and child life professionals' work.
Stress, Success, and Burnout: The Relationship Between Impostor Phenomenon and Burnout in Certified Child Life Specialists
The aim of the present study is to better understand how child life specialists experience these phenomena and what factors put them at risk for experiencing IP, burnout, or a combination of these two factors.Read More
Child Life Services for Siblings of Chronically Ill Children
The purpose of this survey-based study was to examine the type and frequency of child life services available to siblings in pediatric healthcare settings in North America, and to identify barriers to sibling support provision.Read More
Child Life Internship Readiness: Perspectives of Child Life Academics
This mixed-methods study captures the perspectives of child life academics with the goal to understand the child life intern preparation process.Read More
The Impact of a Child Life Video Preparation on Preoperative Anxiety and Post-Hospital Behaviors
The current study seeks to provide insight into the impact of a video modeling intervention on preoperative anxiety and postoperative behavior changes.Read More
There Is No “One Right Way”: Perfectionism, Imposterism, and Well-being in Child Life Training and Practice
This mixed-methods study examined characteristics of perfectionism and imposterism among 151 child life specialists and students and the relationships between those characteristics and various aspects of well-being.Read More
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. It also provides 1.0 PDU per issue for ACLP Members.
Check out 10 new articles in the Fall 2023 issue of ACLP Bulletin! Article topics range from clinical tools to talking to children after a suicide.
Check out 11 brand new articles in the Summer 2023 ACLP Bulletin. Topics range from cultivating resilience to combat burnout to supporting autistic child life students.
Check out 10 new articles in the Spring 2023 issue of ACLP Bulletin. Article topics range from reflecting on 10 years in practice to child life on the PICC team.
Check out 11 new articles in the Winter 2023 issue of ACLP Bulletin! Article topics range from rethinking caregiver support in the ED to diversifying the field.
The ACLP Annual Reports showcase what our members made possible each calendar year.Read More