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  • Gaming for Good: How to Incorporate Video Games and Digital Technology into your Therapeutic Practice

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/14/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will discuss techniques to integrate current popular gaming technologies into your child life practice. Using photos, videos, and case studies, the presenter will demonstrate how to successfully assess and implement therapeutic interventions that include procedural support, rapport building, peer-to-peer social interaction, chronic pain management, self empowerment, legacy building, and coping. The presenter will also discuss best practices when using gaming technology and how to identify what technology is best for your hospital needs. Suggested Domain: Intervention This webinar is part of our Emerging Professionals programming.

    This webinar will discuss techniques to integrate current popular gaming technologies into your child life practice. Using photos, videos, and case studies, the presenter will demonstrate how to successfully assess and implement therapeutic interventions that include procedural support, rapport building, peer-to-peer social interaction, chronic pain management, self empowerment, legacy building, and coping. The presenter will also discuss best practices when using gaming technology and how to identify what technology is best for your hospital needs. 


    Participants will be able to:

    • -Articulate ways that technology can enhance child life practice
    • -Identify at least two gaming technologies and ways to integrate them into their current therapeutic practice
    • -Identify at least two gaming technologies that would be compatible with their current hospital environment
    • -Describe best practices for the use of gaming technology in the hospital setting


    Suggested Domain: Intervention

    This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming. 

    J.J. Bouchard

    BS, CCLS, CTRS

    J.J. Bouchard is a Certified Child Life Specialist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and the patient technology coordinator at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has over ten years of experience integrating gaming technology into his child life practice. In 2015, J.J. founded the patient technology program at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the first in the world to bring recreational virtual reality to the patient bedside on a daily basis. The program gained international fame for its integration of the AR app “Pokemon Go” into the hospital’s therapeutic environment. J.J.'s work has been featured on NBC Nightly News, USA Today, and Tech Crunch. He has spoken at numerous conferences, including South by Southwest, the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, the Great Lakes Association of Child Life Professionals Conference, and Penny Arcade Expo. 

  • Efficient Inquiry: Painless Research Methods for Busy Clinicians

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/11/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    The Association of Child Life Professionals’ Strategic Framework identifies research as a vital aspect to strengthening the perceived value and awareness of child life. More child life specialists are being inspired to conduct their own research to contribute to the field’s growing evidence base. In this session, through demonstration and case examples, attendees will learn research methods that are clinically feasible to implement and relevant to child life practice. Participants will be provided with easy-to-follow resources that break down the process of conducting a clinical research study from start to finish.

    The Association of Child Life Professionals’ Strategic Framework identifies research as a vital aspect to strengthening the perceived value and awareness of child life. More child life specialists are being inspired to conduct their own research to contribute to the field’s growing evidence base. In this session, through demonstration and case examples, attendees will learn research methods that are clinically feasible to implement and relevant to child life practice. Participants will be provided with easy-to-follow resources that break down the process of conducting a clinical research study from start to finish.


    Learning Objectives:

    1.) Attendees will be able to recite the main approaches for conducting clinical research.

    2.) Attendees will be able to identify a research approach that is most suitable for use in their own setting. 

    3.) Attendees will be able to access resources that assist in implementing clinical research into their practice.

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Kathryn Cantrell

    PhD, CCLS

    Kathryn Cantrell, PhD, CCLS, is a child psychologist and child life specialist on faculty at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. Kathryn volunteers for the Association of Child Life Professionals and is the executive editor of the ACLP Bulletin and Child Life Focus. Her social justice research explores narrative interventions for youth who experience both societal oppression and chronic illness. She has published her research in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has presented at many international conferences.

  • Supporting Patients, Families and Staff at End of Life: A Framework for Success

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/09/2019 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    Evidence-based research suggests the importance of appropriate interventions to support patients, families and staff through these unique and challenging situations. This presentation describes the development and implementation of a bereavement committee within a medium sized child life department at a free-standing children’s hospital. Participants will be educated and empowered to enhance and advocate for bereavement services and support to staff.

    Evidence-based research suggests the importance of appropriate interventions to support patients, families and staff through these unique and challenging situations. This presentation describes the development and implementation of a bereavement committee within a medium sized child life department at a free-standing children’s hospital. Participants will be educated and empowered to enhance and advocate for bereavement services and support to staff.

    Learning Objectives:

    -Participants will be able to state rationale for varied psychosocial interventions for pediatric patients and their families at end of life through evidence-based research.
    -Participants will be able to learn strategies for advocating for varied psychosocial interventions for pediatric patients and their families at end of life in a hospital setting.

    -Participants will be able to describe various bereavement interventions used with patients and families at this institution. 

    -Participants will be able to identify and implement opportunities for staff education surrounding bereavement programming to increase comfort level in providing these interventions.

    -Participants will be able to identify and implement opportunities for staff support following bereavement interventions.

    Domain: Intervention

    Jana Teagle

    CTRS, CCLS, CBIS

    Jana Teagle has been a certified child life specialist for 13 years working primarily in both a PICU and rehab setting. She has been a part of the development and ongoing work of a bereavement committee in the child life department since 2014. She has planned and implemented therapeutic activities at a sibling bereavement camp.

    Jennifer Kelley

    CCLS

    Jennifer Kelley has been a certified child life specialist for 8 years and has spent the last four years working with oncology patients. She has been a part of the development and ongoing work of a bereavement committee in the child life department since 2014. She has planned and implemented therapeutic activities at a sibling bereavement camp.

  • 2019 Internship Application Process Guide Live Webinar for Students

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The ACLP Education and Training Committee (E&T) is excited to provide this live webinar for students to receive advice to use during the internship application process as well as updates made to the ACLP Common Internship Application. This webinar is based on the Internship Application Process Guide that was updated and posted on the website in fall 2018.

    The ACLP Education and Training Committee (E&T) is excited to provide this live webinar for students to receive advice to use during the internship application process as well as updates made to the ACLP Common Internship Application. This webinar is based on the Internship Application Process Guide that was updated and posted on the website in fall 2018.

    The chair of the E&T Committee and a committee member will present the webinar slide show for the first 20-30 minutes and then will leave the remaining 30 minutes for panel Q&A with the chairs of the E&T committee as well as chairs of the Internship Accreditation Oversight Committee (IAOC) and Academic Review Committee (ARC). We hope you can join us this day to learn more about the application process and get your questions answered. Those unable to join us can always watch the recorded webinar and access the Internship Application Process Guide Tip Sheet from www.childlife.org.

  • Process improvements: applying “Elf” teamwork to manage holiday donations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will discuss the creation of a process to accept holiday donations and process improvement efforts to optimize that process. This webinar is derived from a Focus article.

    This presentation will discuss the creation of a process to accept holiday donations and process improvement efforts to optimize that process. 

    This webinar is derived from a Focus article. 

    Learning Objectives:

    -Identify concepts in Process Improvement: understand how they were employed to create an effective holiday donations reviewing system 

    -Explore ways to partner with varied disciplines to execute a complex interdisciplinary project to meet multiple outcomes

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Michael Campbell

    Michael's background is in hospital administration, clinical social work and evidence based approaches to caring for children and their families. 


    Samantha Klaff

    Samantha has an extensive history in the field of child life as a clinician and lead and was instrumental in partnering to craft the elf workshop.

  • Influencing Behaviors - Seven Simple Rules

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Everything around us is changing... and changing fast. In our professional and personal lives, the rate of change is unprecedented. At times, it can be overwhelming. How can we keep up with it all? Rather than focusing on the change, let’s learn to master that which does not change: Influence, persuasion, body language, and rapport are the keys to moving others and influencing behaviors… and how to move people has not changed in millenia. The good news? You already do these things every day. With small tweaks, you can dramatically increase your ability to move people and influence behavior. In this engaging webinar, you will gain the strategies, tips, and general principles to guide every relationship you have, both professional and personal. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming.

    Everything around us is changing... and changing fast. In our professional and personal lives, the rate of change is unprecedented. At times, it can be overwhelming. How can we keep up with it all? Rather than focusing on the change, let’s learn to master that which does not change: Influence, persuasion, body language, and rapport are the keys to moving others and influencing behaviors… and how to move people has not changed in millenia. 

    The good news? You already do these things every day. With small tweaks, you can dramatically increase your ability to move people and influence behavior. In this engaging webinar, you will gain the strategies, tips, and general principles to guide every relationship you have, both professional and personal.

    Participants will be able to:

    -Identify seven simple rules to improve relations with patients, families, and colleagues

    -Employ influence principles as tools to change behavior

    -Utilize conscious and non-conscious influences to improve communication across interdisciplinary teams

     

    Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility

    This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming. 


    Edmund Tori

    DO, FACP, CH

    Dr. Ed Tori is the Director of the Influence Center at one of the largest health systems on the East Coast. He assists physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, executives, administrators, and healthcare associates to learn the science of persuasion for better communication, improved care delivery, and behavior change. He conducts “Influence Consults” that touch nearly every aspect of healthcare; such consults have already reached diverse healthcare domains including resident recruitment, patient adherence, philanthropic efforts, patient education, professional op-ed writing, bedside manner, conflict management, and more. 

    Dr. Tori is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where he was both chief resident and resident of the year. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Africana studies from Cornell University. He previously served as the medical director of the cardiovascular step-down unit at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he was responsible for running peri-operative cardiac services.

    Dr. Tori is also a certified hypnotist and is trained in traditional hypnotherapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and conversational hypnotherapy. Dr. Tori is the author of several medical humor books and is currently completing a series of children's books. He lives in Baltimore where he and his wife (also a physician) homeschool thier 6 children.

  • Ethical Concerns Regarding Diagnosis Disclosure: A Case Study Discussion

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Disclosure of any medical diagnosis often includes numerous challenges. In the world of HIV, stigma and discrimination play a significant role in determining the appropriate time to share the diagnosis with a child. This presentation will utilize a case study to discuss overall ethical concerns regarding youth disclosure.

    Disclosure of any medical diagnosis often includes numerous challenges.  In the world of HIV, stigma and discrimination play a significant role in determining the appropriate time to share the diagnosis with a child.  This presentation will utilize a case study to discuss overall ethical concerns regarding youth disclosure. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • 1. Participants will gain an understanding of human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) and how youth of today are affected.
    • 2. Participants will have an understanding of the stigma related to HIV and the numerous adversities faced by those who are HIV positive. 
    • 3. Participants will engage in discussion related to the ethical concerns of HIV disclosure with youth.

    Domain: Ethics

    Lauren McCann

    Lauren McCann began her career as a Certified Child Life Specialist in 2004 at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. After serving in the Emergency Department and Radiology Department, Lauren assumed the role of Manager of Child Life Services in 2009. Along with her management role, Lauren also provided child life services to the Le Bonheur Fetal Center. In 2015, Lauren moved out of Le Bonheur’s hospital setting and into community outreach services as Director of Community Programs. With a focus on teen pregnancy prevention and HIV/AIDS prevention/care, Lauren’s current role allows her to combine her love of child life, social work and the Memphis community.
    Certified Child Life Specialist (14 years)
    Licensed Masters Social Worker (10 years)
    Leadership in Child Life (6 years)
    Leadership in Community Outreach (3 years)

  • A Call for Culture Change and Re-prioritization of Our Most Vulnerable Patient: Establishing Neurodevelopmental Protection for the Neonate

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    At this institution prioritization is often given to patients who are three to seven years old. This has led to a disparity in providing appropriate care for the neonatal population. New research on the short and long term consequences of common procedures and interventions performed on hospitalized infants led this hospital to implement evidence-based guidelines utilizing multi-modal strategies for neonatal pain management and promotion of healthy neurodevelopment. Suggested Domain: Ethics

    At this institution prioritization is often given to patients who are three to seven years old. This has led to a disparity in providing appropriate care for the neonatal population. New research on the short and long term consequences of common procedures and interventions performed on hospitalized infants led this hospital to implement evidence-based guidelines utilizing multi-modal strategies for neonatal pain management and promotion of healthy neurodevelopment.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Integrate evidenced based practices to support the neurodevelopment of the hospitalized infant 2. Identify pharmacological and nonpharmacological ways to decrease pain in infants and articulate a strategic plan for rolling out new guidelines for treating stress and pain in infants
    3. Consider ethical implications and implement methods to protect infants from the morbidities associated with long-term hospitalization, trauma and stress.
    4. Assess and identify signs/symptoms of pain, stress, under-, and over-stimulation 5. Utilize methods for implementing culture change in terms of neurodevelopmental protection strategies

    Suggested Domain: Ethics

    Katrena Froh

    CCLS, CEIM, CPST

    Katrena Froh worked as a child life specialist in the NICU and participated in educational information sessions for NICU staff members. Since her time in the NICU Katrena has continued to present this information in other venues and throughout the hospital. Katrena is infant massage certified.

    Robert Froh

    RN, MSN, CPNP-AC

    Robert Froh is a critical care pediatric nurse practitioner working in the PICU at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Rob attended the pediatric pain master class at Minnesota Children’s Hospital and has since been working on implementing an institution wide quality improvement project regarding pain management.

  • Suicide: Meeting the Unique Needs of Families in the Aftermath

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will focus on the role that the Child Life Specialist can play in supporting families after a suicide has occurred. Risk factors and prevention will be reviewed, but the emphasis of the presentation will be on providing grief support unique to situations in which a suicide has occurred.

    This presentation will focus on the role that the Child Life Specialist can play in supporting families after a suicide has occurred.  Risk factors and prevention will be reviewed, but the emphasis of the presentation will be on providing grief support unique to situations in which a suicide has occurred.  


    Participants will be able to list risk factors for suicide and develop an initial approach to the assessment of the suicide survivor.
    Participants will be able to identify the unique characteristics of complicated and disenfranchised grief.
    Participants will be able to provide effective and appropriate child life interventions for the patient’s family after a suicide occurs, as they grieve.

    Suggested Domain: Intervention


    Jenna Teso, DBH, LCSW, CCTS-I and Bridgette Werner, CCLS

    Dr. Jenna Teso was previously a CCLS and is now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. She has been the Director of Behavioral Health at a juvenile detention center, Manager of School Counseling at 2 charter high schools for at-risk youth, and Supervisor at a crisis call center. She obtained her Master's in Social Work in 2011 and Doctorate in Behavioral Health in 2015.
    Bridgette Werner is a CCLS and Social Worker. She currently provides services in hospice, inpatient psychiatric, and the Emergency Department settings. Previously, she was a CCLS serving Surgery and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • Child Life and Qualitative Research: A Perfect Partnership

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will present key concepts of qualitative research and why these concepts fit so well with the roles and responsibilities of child life professionals. We will examine pivotal qualitative research in child life scholarship, and look at ways this kind of research can add to this scholarship. Lastly, this webinar will provide examples of potential research partnerships between child life specialists, medical, and psychosocial staff.

    This webinar will present key concepts of qualitative research and why these concepts fit so well with the roles and responsibilities of child life professionals. We will examine pivotal qualitative research in child life scholarship, and look at ways this kind of research can add to this scholarship. Lastly, this webinar will provide examples of potential research partnerships between child life specialists, medical, and psychosocial staff.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After this webinar, participants will have:
    1. A definition of qualitative research.
    2. A review of qualitative research in child life scholarship.
    3. An understanding of the key concepts of qualitative research and the direct connections these concepts have to the roles and responsibilities of child life specialists. 4. Examples of qualitative research opportunities for child life staff to partner with medical and other psychosocial interdisciplinary teams. 5. Ideas for incorporating qualitative research training into academic programs.

    Domain: Professional  Responsibility 

    Jenny Chabot

    PhD, CCLS

    Jenny Chabot, PhD, CCLS, completed her child life clinical training with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is the Coordinator of Child and Family Studies/Child Life at Ohio University. She teaches Fundamentals in Child Life and Pediatric Health Care, Children and Families in Health Care Settings, Qualitative Research, Foundations and Theories in Child Life, and Child Life in South Africa, a summer education abroad program in Cape Town. Dr. Chabot studies ambiguous loss in the hospitalization experience for patients and families and explores the role emotion work plays in child life work. She is a three-time recipient of the University Professor Award, a two-time recipient of the Presidential Teacher Award, a 2016 winner of her college’s Advising and Mentoring Award, and two-time recipient of her college’s Outstanding Teaching Award. She was chosen as the Fall Semester 2016 Commencement Speaker and recently received Ohio University’s Best Professor Award from the Athens News annual “Best Of” edition. Dr. Chabot received her PhD from Michigan State University and is an active member of the ACLP, currently serving on the Professional Resources Committee. During Spring Semester 2016, Dr. Chabot completed a Fulbright Teaching Scholar Award with the Child Life Studies department at McMaster University in Canada.