Every child deserves to feel safe in every aspect of their life.

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Professional Development

Hear the latest evidence-based best practices and earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) through webinars, courses, and independent learning opportunities.

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Pursue, maintain, and recertify as a child life specialist

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Research and Publications

Read the latest in child life research and news

Empowering Child Life Professionals

The Association of Child Life Professionals advances the field of child life by establishing and maintaining professional standards, enhancing the professional growth and development of members, and advancing the credibility of the child life profession by fostering research and promoting the standards of child life practice on a national and international level.

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Networking Opportunities

Reach out to a welcoming community of child life professionals who are ready and eager to share information, ideas, and resources.

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Career Opportunities

Browse or post an open child life position in the ACLP Child Life Career Center.

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Further the Mission

ACLP is the leading international professional association devoted to child life specialists. Whether you are a Certified Child Life Specialist, an aspiring professional, or an allied healthcare provider, you will benefit from joining the membership community.

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