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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/13/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Buildup STEAM launched at Mott Children’s Hospital in 2018 to provide Bedside Robots experiences to patients and families. Since then the program has grown and we are working on partnerships with our third and fourth hospitals. During this presentation, we will discuss the unique approach we have used to provide a variety of hands-on experiences in the hospital setting. We will discuss our most successful Lego based projects including 1. Bedside Lego robotics. 2. CCTV build along projects. 3. Lego scavenger hunts to promote exploration of the units. We will show the feedback we have received from our patient experience surveys, outlining the impact from the patient perspective. We will also explore the thoughts of child life specialists on the outcome and benefits of the Lego Scavenger Hunt. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 20 Product(s)

    ​This package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2023 programming. Participants of this package will gain access to webinars across all exam domains and have the potential to earn 23.5 PDUs. Not able to attend the live event or subscribing mid-year? No problem. All participants will retain access to on-demand 2023 webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips. *Please note that Introduction to Foundations of Racially Conscious Collaboration is NOT included in this package

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/23/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Certified Child Life Specialists, Occupational Therapists, and Registered Nurses, each possess expertise and individual scopes of practice in the education and encouragement of bowel and bladder self-management. Using a collaborative approach, this webinar will outline specific practice guidelines, demonstrate the importance, and explore the challenges of bowel and bladder self-management. Additionally, it will utilize case studies referencing inpatient admissions in an urban pediatric rehabilitation hospital to illustrate these objectives. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/07/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Behaviour is communication and above all else, behaviour gives us insight into how a child is coping with stress and stressors. Stress is defined as anything that requires a large amount of energy to get us back to our baseline. With this definition we are asked to focus on the amount of energy it takes to deal with a stressor. Stress occurs within 6 different domains - biological, emotion, cognitive, social, pro-social and environmental. Children's brains are developing throughout childhood and adolescence, and these experiences can be a strong influence on how their brains become wired. Our work with children has to be focused on decreasing the stress the child is experiencing and providing them with experiences of safety, rest and recovery through our relationship. In this interactive presentation, participants will be challenged to view all behaviour through the lens of threat and safety. Discussion and teaching will focus on the neurobiological experiences of stress for children. This includes how the brain responds to a stressor, the stress response, and how the body experiences stress using the 6 domains of stress. Safety is a brain response that quiets the stress alarm and provides opportunities for rest and recovery. Experiences of safety are a major role of the Child Life Specialist. This presentation will discuss how to include this understanding in practice through the development of a relationship between the CLS and the child and family. Suggested Domain: Assessment 1.5 PDUs

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/24/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In general, working in healthcare comes with risk for burnout. Child life specialists are exposed daily to high stress and emotional encounters. It’s no surprise that compassion fatigue, a symptom of burnout, is common in a career centered around having compassion. As experts in coping and emotional safety, how can we learn to utilize the skills we teach? This webinar discusses strategies for building resiliency in an emotionally demanding field. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/05/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, presenters will walk participants through the beginning stages of research. Participants will explore brainstorming techniques, strategies for workshopping with colleagues and reflect on areas of growth. Panel of advanced practice Certified Child Life Specialists will discuss their journey through the research process and share experiences of increased confidence on the multidisciplinary team. Panel will partner with presenters to address participant questions. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility 1.5 PDUs

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/17/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    When child life services needed to adapt to the changing tides of a global pandemic, we took it as an opportunity to expand virtual preparation services. Post-pandemic, the virtual work has not only continued, but has grown and become a staple of our child life program. ​ Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/28/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The importance and significance of hospital to home transitions following hospitalization for children with medically complex needs have been the focus of considerable research and healthcare policy (Leyenaar, J.K., Rizzo, P.A., Khodyakov, D., Leslie, L.K., Lindenauer, P.K., & Mangione-Smith, R., 2018). An additional component contributing to the complexities of this patient population is the percentage of children with medically complex needs following non accidental trauma. Utilizing case examples, webinar participants will explore the definition of medical complexity following non accidental trauma and will discuss the evidence based interventions available to best support this patient population. Suggested Domain: Intervention 1.5 PDUs

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/02/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Supporting patients and families in the hospital can be emotionally depleting. Many employees in caregiving professions are exposed to unavoidable adverse and distressing events. In order to maintain creativity, resilience, and passion for this work, it is important to find sustainable ways to acknowledge and manage symptoms of trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. This webinar will review the signs of trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout; describe ways that self-care rituals can increase resiliency and discuss concrete practices that can be incorporated into departmental policies and routines. In this webinar, we will discuss how the implementation of Wellness Champions in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department can promote holistic wellbeing among clinicians in practical and sustainable ways Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/18/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    All child life specialists work as part of multidisciplinary teams. The goal of this project was to increase the knowledge that child life and nursing students have of the professional role of the other as well as to increase multidisciplinary communication (in this setting, during simulations, or patient and family interactions). This presentation will discuss how child life and nursing faculty worked together to educate each group of students prior to participation in simulations, the process of participation in simulation, and how students completed surveys pre- and post-participation in simulation to measure communication and role understanding of the other group/profession. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility 1.0 PDU