ACLP advances the field of Child Life by establishing and maintaining professional standards, enhancing the professional growth and development of members, and advancing credibility of the Child Life profession by fostering research and promoting the efficacy of Child Life practice.
The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) is committed to fostering diversity by offering a welcoming and supportive environment for its members and its leadership--and for the infants, children, youth, and families whom it serves. It is our policy to maintain an environment that respects variations in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious affiliation, veteran status, and socioeconomic status.
Recognizing that diversity enriches the field of child life and enhances creativity and professional growth within the child life community, the ACLP encourages all aspects of diversity. This commitment requires continued effort to attract and develop qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds whose unique life experiences and ways of thinking foster a culture of inclusion and diverse perspectives.
The ACLP affirms the need to attract individuals from diverse backgrounds and build on an organizational environment that values engagement, stimulates innovation, and inspires performance that leads to the advancement of its members.
Infants, children, youth, and families benefit from help coping with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and treatment. Certified Child Life Specialists provide evidence-based, developmentally appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education that reduce fear, anxiety, and pain for infants, children, and youth. Certified Child Life Specialists are educated and trained in the developmental impact of illness and injury. Their role helps improve patient and family care, satisfaction and overall experience.
Online Only Service
|Type of Organization||For Profit|
|Categories||Emotional Support, Mental Health, Trainings|
|Spanish Services Offered?||No|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Genetic Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder, Physical Disability|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||Yes|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|