• Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will focus on providing racially conscious pediatric psychosocial care to the patients and families we serve. Areas that will be discussed include reflecting on the theoretical frameworks we use, understanding the importance of diversifying the field of child life, considering the influence of racism on health outcomes, and recommendations for our everyday practice in order to deliver high quality care for our diverse patients and families. Suggested Domain: DEI (domain of your choosing) 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/06/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation will explore how student programming was expanded to incorporate facility dog work in a new model for a practicum experience. An in-depth look at this institution's student programming model will be shared. The student’s unique perspective will be shared through a first-person student experience and direct connection to growth into internship readiness. This first-person experience will also be shared by facility dog handler and clinical trainer to reflect upon how the practicum student partnership offered an opportunity to explore clinical engagement. This presentation will also showcase future plans for program expansion and implementation in other institutions Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility 1.5 PDUs

  • 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 10/17/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The support that students gain as they enter the field of child life is wide and quite variable. Samantha and I will explore the topic of how this impacts the scope of psychological safety through the breakdown of the safety core components, survey response and literature support. Through the exploration we will then note some of the pieces we have fostered at our site to aid in the support and supplementation the creation of safety for our trainees. We will also look at where our department still has room to grow. While the focus of this work would be mainly on students, we will also look towards the new hire/first career support to foster an entry point that feels supportive and safe. Suggested Domain: Ethics 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/06/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Across the United States there has been a progressive and steady decrease in children admitted to the original hospital but rather transferred to another facility. The notification of a transfer can be a significant stressful time for pediatric patients and their families. The goal of an initial assessment by a child life specialist is to determine a child’s risk for negative psychological outcomes due to transfer and hospitalization and to plan appropriate interventions. This presentation will inform the child life community about a research study completed to show the benefits of pediatric patients receiving a toolkit intervention aimed at decreasing levels of stress and anxiety when transferring to a higher level care facility. The development of a new intervention will help alleviate such stress and can be beneficial for all parties involved. Certified Child Life Specialists collaborated with the interdisciplinary team to reduce the stress and anxiety of being in the Emergency Department by psychologically preparing and supporting patients for procedures, transfer, and admission to another hospital. Although child life specialists play an important role in children’s adaptation to hospitalization, evidence-based practice models support inter-professional collaboration as a means of strategically addressing complex issues associated with how children and their parents cope with medical challenges. Suggested Domain: Assessment/Intervention 1.0 PDU

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/15/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    CCLS are often faced with ethical dilemmas in their daily practice. These dilemmas may arise from many different layers including the patients, families, health care team, and/or culture and society. Most who serve in health care subscribe to the Best Interest Standard, which is the "ethical requirement that people who care for others will do so in good faith, placing their assessment of that person's best interests above their own". As CCLS, navigation of Parental Authority, Pediatric Assent, Justice, and Respect for Person are common ethical principles that often arise with each intervention. However, veracity, or the obligation to be truthful may vary depending on culture. Often Eastern and Western Medicine and Culture have differing views on including children and adolescents in their health care decisions. As CCLS, who are often trained in Western Medicine, we must balance obligations to respect individual patient autonomy, professional truth telling, and tolerances of multicultural beliefs and values. This presentation will review ethical principles such as Beneficence, Nonmaleficence, Fidelity, and Cultural Relativism and how they relate to navigating ethical dilemmas, in particular with different cultural views or beliefs. For example, a CCLS may feel obligated to be honest if a patient asks, "What is happening to them?" or a CCLS may feel an obligation in Respect for a patient's autonomy to be included in decision making, memory making, or legacy building activities related to their medical diagnosis or prognosis. This presentation will provide participants an opportunity to utilize an Ethical Framework to navigate these ethical dilemmas and explore is Veracity, Always Best when working with different cultures. Suggested Domain: Ethics 1.0 PDU