Catalog Advanced Search

Search by Categories
Search in Packages
Search by Format
Search by Date Range
Products are filtered by different dates, depending on the combination of live and on-demand components that they contain, and on whether any live components are over or not.
Start
End
Search by Keyword
Sort By
  • Pushing our Professional Paradigm: Developing Data-Driven Teams and Practices

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/12/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    High quality healthcare practices are derived from the careful and conscientious application of evidence to improve patients and family experiences and outcomes. However, in the child life profession, the demands of clinical responsibilities, student and employee supervision, and program administration can seem to leave little time in the day for systematic data collection, evaluation, and application. Therefore, this webinar will explore the importance of efficiently integrating data collection and analysis opportunities into existing child life programming to achieve clinical, academic, administrative, and research goals. Through inquiry and case examples, participants will identify opportunities for integrating intentional data acquisition and management practices to cultivate a data-driven culture of child life practice.

    High quality healthcare practices are derived from the careful and conscientious application of evidence to improve patients and family experiences and outcomes. However, in the child life profession, the demands of clinical responsibilities, student and employee supervision, and program administration can seem to leave little time in the day for systematic data collection, evaluation, and application. Therefore, this webinar will explore the importance of efficiently integrating data collection and analysis opportunities into existing child life programming to achieve clinical, academic, administrative, and research goals. Through inquiry and case examples, participants will identify opportunities for integrating intentional data acquisition and management practices to cultivate a data-driven culture of child life practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will explore the importance of data-driven care-planning and program administration for improving patient and family outcomes, clinical training programs, and employee satisfaction.
    2. Participants will identify characteristics of effective data-driven healthcare teams.
    3. Participants will explore case examples of clinical, empirical, academic, and administrative implementations of collaborative data collection and analysis.
    4. Participants will identify opportunities for integrating data collection and analysis into child life programming to promote best practices and improved quality of care.


    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Jessika Boles

    PhD, CCLS

    Jessika Boles, PhD, CCLS is a child life specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She has nearly ten years of clinical experience, in addition to several years of academic and research training in applied child development, education, and psychology. She has published work in various medical and psychosocial journals, and has presented at national and international conferences in child development, psychology, education and child life. In her spare time, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to working with children and families in hospitals and research methods, and is currently serving as the chair of the Academic Review Committee of the Association of Child Life Professionals.

  • A Crash Course on Reading and Interpreting Empirical Research Articles

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 06/10/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will provide an introduction to reading and interpreting empirical research articles related to the child life profession, with a focus on identifying rigorous research studies. Current research articles will be discussed, including analyses of articles written by Certified Child Life Specialists.

    This webinar will provide an introduction to reading and interpreting empirical research articles related to the child life profession, with a focus on identifying rigorous research studies. Current research articles will be discussed, including analyses of articles written by Certified Child Life Specialists.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
    • List the components of a research article.
    • Understand what information is provided in each section of a research article.
    • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
    • Understand the three major issues with empirical research: sampling, measurement, and problem identification.
    • Analyze research articles to determine flaws in study design.
    • Understand common challenges encountered when conducting rigorous psychosocial research.

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Brittany Wittenberg and Emily Jones

    Ph.D., CCLS, CFLE

    Brittany Wittenberg and Emily Jones are Co-Chairs for the ACLP's SAPPC: Education/Awareness/Networking Subcommittee. Brittany Wittenberg is an Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University. Emily Jones is a Child Life Specialist III for the Adaptive Care Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

  • Okay, so What's Next?: Successfully Navigating MidCareer Transition, Advancement and Development

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 05/22/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    The current job market in the child life profession is highly competitive. While much attention has been given in recent years to aiding new child life specialists as developing professionals, there is limited support for those who have mastered basic competencies and want to expand beyond their first job. The current presentation aims to empower emerging (and established) professionals who are evaluating their professional growth and providing expertise on how to identify it is time for a career transition as well as how to be successful in a new role as a child life specialist with experience. Building on personal experience, the presenters will highlight: strategies that identify influences contributing to role change; finding areas for growth within current roles; how to identify the right new position; approaches to successfully integrate oneself into a new team; and finally, a discussion on factors that can increase longevity in the field of child life as whole.

    The current job market in the child life profession is highly competitive. While much attention has been given in recent years to aiding new child life specialists as developing professionals, there is limited support for those who have mastered basic competencies and want to expand beyond their first job. The current presentation aims to empower emerging (and established) professionals who are evaluating their professional growth and providing expertise on how to identify it is time for a career transition as well as how to be successful in a new role as a child life specialist with experience. Building on personal experience, the presenters will highlight: strategies that identify influences contributing to role change; finding areas for growth within current roles; how to identify the right new position; approaches to successfully integrate oneself into a new team; and finally, a discussion on factors that can increase longevity in the field of child life as whole.

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Participants will be able to recognize both professional and personal factors that contribute to a desire for a career transition or growth.
    2) Participants will have an understanding of how to evaluate potential positions for suitability for personal goals and strengths and finding opportunities for growth within current roles.
    3) Participants will be able to successfully prepare for transition and establish themselves within a new environment.
    4) Participants will have an understanding of how to formulate a personal plan for career longevity and development

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Katie Sullivan and Bethany Fisackerly

    MS, CCLS

    Katie Sullivan is a child life specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. Katie's clinical areas are currently inpatient rehabilitation, pain management, adolescent group programming and animal assisted therapy in the inpatient setting with her facility dog Chevy. Katie has previously focused on psychiatric patients in the medical setting, inpatient psychiatry, hematology and oncology, inpatient surgery, radiology, and critical care at multiple other institutions. She is involved in the Patient Advisory Council, as well as the co-chair of the Professional Practice Council. Katie is a member of the ACLP Benchmarking Committee and a previous member of the Professional Resources Committee. 


    Bethany Fisackerly is a child life specialist at UF Health Children's Hospital currently working in the inpatient setting. Bethany has previous experience working in hematology and oncology, and critical care; as well as in the academic setting. Bethany is currently a member of the ACLP Practicum Task Force.

  • Meta-parenting among parents of hospitalized children

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 05/13/2019 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will explore the family systems perspective and parenting practices. We will discuss the concept of meta-parenting (how parents think about their parenting), and further investigate how parenting practices or meta-parenting might be different for the parents of children in the hospital. We will explore what factors might contribute to parenting differences and what the implications of parenting differences might be for children and families. We will conclude by discussing how child life can potentially educate, or play a role in supporting families, parents and children. This webinar is derived from a Focus article.

    This webinar will explore the family systems perspective and parenting practices. We will discuss the concept of meta-parenting (how parents think about their parenting), and further investigate how parenting practices or meta-parenting might be different for the parents of children in the hospital. We will explore what factors might contribute to parenting differences and what the implications of parenting differences might be for children and families. We will conclude by discussing how child life can potentially educate, or play a role in supporting families, parents and children.

    This webinar is derived from a Focus article. 

    Learning Objectives:

    -Successfully connect and apply the family systems perspective, specifically to parents and children in a healthcare setting.

    -Correctly describe and asses the commonly known types of parenting styles and outcomes of these styles as noted in the literature.

    -Clearly identify and discuss the meta-parenting concept, and related research findings regarding meta-parenting.

    -Accurately identify and assess potential parenting "risk factors" for parents of hospitalized children or parents of children with chronic illness.
    Effectively articulate and debate the implications of parenting differences for children and families.

    -Confidently recommend and facilitate education or intervention to support the psychosocial needs and well-being of children and families.

    Elizabeth McCarroll

    PhD, CCLS

    Elizabeth McCarroll a MS and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis on childhood. Elizabeth became a CCLS in 2009, and her research interests have always centered on social and emotional development in preschool/school- age children and how health status might influence those relationships. More recently Liz has started looking at how parents of children with chronic illness might parent their children differently, and how those differences might influence the social and emotional development of their children.

  • Implementing a Child Life Clinical Lead Program

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This webinar will describe the development and implementation of a Clinical Lead Program in response to employee engagement scores, lack of professional development opportunities, and Child Life Director needing more leadership support.

    This webinar will describe the development and implementation of a Clinical Lead Program in response to employee engagement scores, lack of professional development opportunities, and Child Life Director needing more leadership support.

    By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    - speak to the body of evidence proving the positive effects of child life leadership development on engagement, costs, and clinical outcomes. 

    - describe how the Clinical Lead positions were created, approved, and developed. 

    - articulate how the implementation of the Clinical Lead positions positively affected outcomes for the child life staff and the organization. 

    - glean insight from lessons learned, for the purposes of implementing such a program at other institutions.

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Jamie Gentille

    CCLS

    Jamie Gentille  has been a CCLS since 2002 and has served as Child Life Director since 2006. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Walden University. She has extensive speaking experience and has implemented Clinical Ladder and Clinical Lead programs.

  • Scope of Practice in the Profession of Child Life

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of scope of practice, including definitions and history of the phrase, use of the phrase in health care and current standards for scope of practice as established by ACLP. The interface between scope of practice and ethical practice will be examined and examples will be provided of challenging situations faced by child life professionals.

    This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of scope of practice, including definitions and history of the phrase, use of the phrase in health care and current standards for scope of practice as established by ACLP. The interface between scope of practice and ethical practice will be examined and examples will be provided of challenging situations faced by child life professionals.

    After this webinar, participants will have:
    1. an understanding of the history of the phrase "scope of practice" 2. knowledge of the references to scope of practice in child life professional documents
    3.the ability to determine scope of child life practice in a variety of actual clinical situations
    4.an increased level of awareness of the relationship between ethical decision-making and scope of practice

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Kathleen McCue

    MA, LSW, CCLS

  • Minute to Win It!! Maximizing every minute as a child life specialist in an outpatient setting

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    During this interactive presentation, participants will be provided with proven ways to establish rapport and professional relationships, promote advocacy and learn about prioritization in outpatient settings. Participants will be versed in overcoming possible challenges which one may encounter when covering several clinics and learn concrete examples of ways to promote creativity and enhance critical thinking skills while developing coping strategies for patients.

    During this interactive presentation, participants will be provided with proven ways to establish rapport and professional relationships, promote advocacy and learn about prioritization in outpatient settings. Participants will be versed in overcoming possible challenges which one may encounter when covering several clinics and learn concrete examples of ways to promote creativity and enhance critical thinking skills while developing coping strategies for patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will glimpse into the typical day of a child life specialist in outpatient clinics and learn about the importance of play in an outpatient setting.

    2. Participants will learn useful ways to serve as an advocate for patients and families 

    3. Participants will be educated in utilizing proven methods by specialists to prioritize busy schedules.

    Cecilia Mendiola

    Cecilia has been a certified child life specialist since 2009. She also received a Graduate Academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis which has helped educate staff about ways to help with patients who have autism in the medical setting. She is currently a senior child life specialist in the Specialty Care Center at Children’s Health Dallas where she covers Orthopedics, radiology, urology, pulmonology, special procedures clinic and other various outpatient specialty clinics. Cecilia is also part of the student Programming Committee and has taught student groups on therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries. Cecilia regularly supervises child life students and educates team members about child life services and is also a member of the Texas Association of Child Life Professionals and on the Student Programming Committee.

  • Cultivating Resilience Through Self-Care

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This webinar will offer an exploration of the term "self-care" and why we, as child life specialists, must begin to prioritize how we recharge and revitalize our mind, body and soul in order to operate at our highest potential while cultivating a culture of resiliency.

    This webinar will offer an exploration of the term "self-care" and why we, as child life specialists, must begin to prioritize how we recharge and revitalize our mind, body and soul in order to operate at our highest potential while cultivating a culture of resiliency.

    Objectives:

    -Define self-care and discuss the buzz around this term.
    -Review effects of stress response on physical and emotional state of the body/mind.
    -Explore mindful ways to create a self-care practice that supports a more holistic approach to caring for the Self.
    -Attendees will be able to take away a set of tools and resources that may assist in creating one's self-care practice. -Attendees may feel empowered to put their self-care first which will in tern help cultivate resiliency within the field of caregiving and empathetic work.

    Domain: Professional Responsibility 

    Please note this webinar will be free for the month of March only. 

    Nicole Primiano

    Nicole holds her degree in Child Life from Montclair State University of NJ and has worked in Ambulatory Surgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY for the last nine years. She is also a registered yoga teacher, currently teaching yoga, meditation and essential oil workshops in her community in Queens, NY while she works towards her aromatherapy certification. Nicole has a passion for the study and exploration of healing modalities to assist in finding one's peaceful path and loves to facilitate conversations around the true meaning and value of whole-hearted self-care practice.

  • Virtual Medicine: Lessons Learned Using VR in Clinical Practice

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Not so far in the future, in lieu of popping a pill, clinicians might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to ease aches and pains. Cardiologists might offer scenic tours of Icelandic fjords to lower blood pressure, instead of doubling up on drugs. Hospitals might immerse children in fantastical play lands while they receive chemotherapy or undergo frightening medical tests. It’s all starting to happen now because of virtual reality (VR). For decades, scientists in elite universities have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to acute stress. Over 3000 studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to block pain, calm nerves and boost mental health without drugs and their unwanted side effects. But the technology has been too expensive, unreliable and unwieldy for the research to translate beyond the pages of academic journals and doctoral dissertations… until now. Explosive advances in delivering low-cost, portable and high-quality VR to the masses has spawned a field called Medical VR. In this lecture, Dr. Spiegel will describe frontline stories of using VR in over 3000 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and will review his lab’s latest clinical research, including a recent randomized controlled trial testing VR in the hospital setting. The lecture will also review their new research using VR for blood pressure management, opioid reduction, and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai. Two lucky registrants of this webinar will win free conference registrations to the 2019 Conference on Virtual Medicine. To learn more about this conference, please visit https://www.virtualmedicine.health/

    image

    Not so far in the future, in lieu of popping a pill, clinicians might prescribe a virtual beach vacation to ease aches and pains. Cardiologists might offer scenic tours of Icelandic fjords to lower blood pressure, instead of doubling up on drugs. Hospitals might immerse children in fantastical play lands while they receive chemotherapy or undergo frightening medical tests. It’s all starting to happen now because of virtual reality (VR). For decades, scientists in elite universities have been quietly discovering the surprising health benefits of VR for ailments ranging from burn injuries, to stroke, to acute stress. Over 3000 studies reveal that VR has an uncanny ability to block pain, calm nerves and boost mental health without drugs and their unwanted side effects. But the technology has been too expensive, unreliable and unwieldy for the research to translate beyond the pages of academic journals and doctoral dissertations… until now. Explosive advances in delivering low-cost, portable and high-quality VR to the masses has spawned a field called Medical VR. In this lecture, Dr. Spiegel will describe frontline stories of using VR in over 3000 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and will review his lab’s latest clinical research, including a recent randomized controlled trial testing VR in the hospital setting. The lecture will also review their new research using VR for blood pressure management, opioid reduction, and pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai.

    Learning Objectives:

    • • Discuss the new science of immersive therapeutics
    • • Explore how VR is being used in pediatrics and beyond
    •  • Evaluate clinical data using VR for pain and discomfort

    Dr. Brennan Spiegal

    Dr. Brennan Spiegel is the Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science. Dr. Spiegel directs a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies, including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, and social media, can improve people’s lives. His team developed the largest and most widely-documented medical virtual reality program in the world at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials, and more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health and virtual reality. His digital health research has been featured by major media outlets, including Bloomberg, CBS News, Forbes, Huffington Post, LA Times, NBC News, Reuters, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His virtual reality research won the 2017 “Webby Award” for best technology on the internet. His research team receives funding from the NIH, PCORI, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Veterans Administration, State of California precision medicine program, and industry sources. Dr. Spiegel is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology – the leading clinical gastroenterology journal in North America.

  • 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.