Professional Development for Your Experience Level

Whether you've just landed your first job as a child life specialist or you've been in the profession for years, we know that professional development is critical. ACLP is committed to offering our members high-quality, relevant and accessible professional development that meets your needs where ever you are in your career journey. 

Emerging Professional Webinars

Looking to develop and expand upon your foundational skills? Our Emerging Professionals webinars are perfect for child life specialists with 0-7 years experience. This group of live and on-demand webinars are designed for participants taking their first steps into child life and looking to develop and improve their skill base.

  • Proactive and Preventative Strategies for Use with Patients with Behavioral Health Needs

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Children, teens, and adults with behavioral health needs often present to the hospital not only when experiencing psychiatric crises, but also to address medical needs both in inpatient and outpatient hospital-based settings. To be able to best provide care to those with behavioral health needs, we must be able to identify and use strategies that may reduce or prevent the likelihood that behaviors will interfere with care. Further, we need to be prepared to quickly problem solve "in the moment" crisis situations in a way to improve functioning, maintain patient and staff safety, and reduce continued crisis situations. This webinar will review common reasons why children with behavioral health needs might engage in behaviors in hospital settings and begin to lay the foundation for why being proactive in providing care using a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach may provide an ideal state for improving outcomes. A basic needs assessment will be presented, and proactive and "in the moment" strategies will be discussed as a way to assist attendees with gaining additional knowledge and skills they can use to be more effective at improving patient functioning, maintaining safety, and reducing interfering patient behaviors. Suggested Domain: Intervention This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • 2020 Professional Development Subscription

    This exclusive member's only package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2020 programming. Participants of this package will gain access to webinars across all exam domains, be able to attend both live and on-demand 2020 programming, and earn over 24 PDUs. Not able to attend the live event or subscribing mid-year? No problem. All participants will retain access to live and on-demand 2020 webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips.

  • 2020 Established Professional Subscription

    This exclusive member's only package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2020 Established Professional programming. Participants of this package will gain access to webinars across all exam domains, be able to attend both live and on-demand 2020 Established Professional programming, and earn over 12 PDUs. Not able to attend the live event or subscribing mid-year? No problem. All participants will retain access to live and on-demand 2020 Established Professional webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips.

Established Professional Webinars

Hoping to stay sharp? Our Established Professionals webinars are targeted to child life specialists with 7+ years experience. This group of live and on-demand webinars are designed for participants who have substantial experience in the field who are looking to build upon their strong existing skill base, and continue to develop management and leadership skills. 

  • Proactive and Preventative Strategies for Use with Patients with Behavioral Health Needs

    Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Children, teens, and adults with behavioral health needs often present to the hospital not only when experiencing psychiatric crises, but also to address medical needs both in inpatient and outpatient hospital-based settings. To be able to best provide care to those with behavioral health needs, we must be able to identify and use strategies that may reduce or prevent the likelihood that behaviors will interfere with care. Further, we need to be prepared to quickly problem solve "in the moment" crisis situations in a way to improve functioning, maintain patient and staff safety, and reduce continued crisis situations. This webinar will review common reasons why children with behavioral health needs might engage in behaviors in hospital settings and begin to lay the foundation for why being proactive in providing care using a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach may provide an ideal state for improving outcomes. A basic needs assessment will be presented, and proactive and "in the moment" strategies will be discussed as a way to assist attendees with gaining additional knowledge and skills they can use to be more effective at improving patient functioning, maintaining safety, and reducing interfering patient behaviors. Suggested Domain: Intervention This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • 2020 Professional Development Subscription

    This exclusive member's only package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2020 programming. Participants of this package will gain access to webinars across all exam domains, be able to attend both live and on-demand 2020 programming, and earn over 24 PDUs. Not able to attend the live event or subscribing mid-year? No problem. All participants will retain access to live and on-demand 2020 webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips.

  • 2020 Established Professional Subscription

    This exclusive member's only package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2020 Established Professional programming. Participants of this package will gain access to webinars across all exam domains, be able to attend both live and on-demand 2020 Established Professional programming, and earn over 12 PDUs. Not able to attend the live event or subscribing mid-year? No problem. All participants will retain access to live and on-demand 2020 Established Professional webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips.