• Influencing Behaviors - Seven Simple Rules

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Incorporating a Technology Professional Within Your Child Life Team

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/22/2020 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    This webinar will elaborate on the impact of incorporating a technology-based staff position into a child life team and how this approach can increase our ability to address the needs of pediatric patients. Technology activities are modern, non-threatening opportunities for play, creative expression, and communication that can serve as a medium for mastery, reflection, and learning. A technology member on the team can add value in attaining clinically-relevant departmental goals. Suggested Domain: Intervention This webinar is a part of our Established Professional programming.

  • Difficult Conversations: How to "Address" for Success in the Professional World

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/20/2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)

    A leader’s ability to successfully navigate difficult conversations in the workplace contributes to an environment of trust, respect, and overall clearer communication. Though these benefits are often named by employees when describing an "ideal" workplace, opportunities for open and honest engagement are frequently missed due to a lack of comfort. Mastering difficult conversations is a critical component of managing teams and modeling transparency in a professional setting. This webinar will challenge participants to consider their level of comfort with difficult conversations, and provide takeaways aimed at increasing their confidence, as well as competence, in this vital professional communication skill. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Established Professional programming.

  • In for the Long Haul: Exploring Career Longevity Among Child Life Specialists

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/03/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    As child life specialists who’ve practiced for several years know, beyond the bubbles, arts and crafts, and special events that make the job of a child life specialist appear “so fun!” to outsiders lies a truly unique and often challenging role. Working in a caring profession over time can take its toll on an employee. The impacts of working as a child life specialist have been studied since the early 1990s and include potential for burnout, compassion fatigue, and emotional labor. Research in other psychosocial-focused and/or medical professions has shown the relationship between these variables of professional well-being and career longevity. This presentation is intended to bring awareness of factors that may impact the career longevity of a child life specialist and encourage the exploration of professional sustainability practices. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is a part of our Established Professional programming.

  • Resilience over Balance: Professional Sustainability for the Modern Child Life Specialist

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/12/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    How can I sustain myself as a child life professional? Is work-life balance attainable? Rigid boundaries and self-care checklists may not be the most effective strategies for attaining self-care goals. This presentation will offer considerations, evidence-based techniques, a theoretical framework focusing on adulthood development, and reflective practices to provide a skill-building toolbox of behaviors to increase resiliency in work patterns. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming.

  • Incorporating Youth Voice into the Research Process

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/20/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, we will discuss how to integrate youth voice into the research process. The webinar will focus on the principles of youth participatory action research (YPAR). The webinar will demonstrate the spectrum of YPAR and how to--in a variety ways--involve youth and youth voice into the research process. Additionally, the webinar will discuss potential ethical dilemmas of involving youth voice and ways to overcome these obstacles. Suggested Domain: Ethics This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming

  • Leading Multidisciplinary Teams

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/08/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    As more child life leaders are moving into senior leader positions and assuming responsibility for management of staff from disciplines outside of child life, multiple opportunities for learning collaboration and growth are presented. This presentation will offer insight into one hospital’s journey through reorganization and intentional focus on patient- and family-centered care. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Established Professional programming.

  • Starting your Leadership Journey

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/13/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    You’re a new leader—now what?! The first several years in a leadership position have the ability to set the stage for your success in this role. Years of experience will help you further develop your leadership skills, but what about now, in the beginning? This webinar will identify the skillset essential for a developing leader, as well as assist in formulating a plan for further leadership development, using the framework of my top ten tips: -Moving from peer to supervisor -Keeping the emotion out of it -Communicate, communicate, communicate -Sitting on the decision fence -Having your staff’s back while still holding them accountable -Watch out for your lizard brain -Develop a growth mindset -Allow yourself to be vulnerable -Conflict can be your best friend -Know when to fold ‘em Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Emerging Professionals programming

  • Getting Comfortable with Data: Developing Analytical Skills for Child Life Professionals

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/16/2020 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    With ACLP’s increasing focus on research and evidence-based practice, now is the time to become more comfortable having conversations about data. In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of data and how impactful a working knowledge of data analysis can be for drawing conclusions within child life practice, management, and the professional landscape. Because many child life specialists don’t yet feel confident completing their own statistical analyses, we will discuss how to tap into resources to find analytic support and how to communicate your analytic goals when you do. This webinar will increase the data literacy of child life specialists and decrease their hesitation around quantitative data. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • How Child Life Leaders Can Provide Planned Resources That Help Specialists and Teams To ‘INSPIRIT’ Resilience In Trauma Environments That Hold Risk of Compassion Fatigue

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/15/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    In their daily work, or in volunteer work during crisis situations, child life specialists are often called to provide care to children and families experiencing trauma. The presenter will incorporate her experience of companioning traumatized children and families in a team approach during deployments. Supporting others through traumatic experiences can heighten feelings of vulnerability, as well as the flame of genuine compassion. This calling puts specialists and teams at risk for compassion fatigue, and child life leaders can lessen the impact of vicarious trauma. This webinar encourages leaders to take self-care seriously and support their teams with ongoing personal and professional transformation for helper resilience. Optional Advance Reading: This webinar may be even more generative for those who pre-read Bounce: Living the Resilient Life (Wicks, 2010). Individuals may use Appendix B: An Individual Reflection Guide. Pre-reading could be configured as group professional development with any style of book club discussion format desired; copies might be provided by a hospital’s medical library or an educational fund. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • Playing with Grief: Perspectives from Two Child Life Specialists in Palliative Care

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/10/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Child life specialists interact with children in multiple settings for a multitude of reasons. Many of the assessments and interventions performed by child life specialists are efficient evaluations of a child’s present coping and their ability to apply these coping mechanisms to a new experience. This is also true when assessing and working with children experiencing grief. We often need to make quick assessments about a child’s grief and their understanding of its trigger. Child life specialists observe and assess how grief manifests and then find ways to support healthy coping and redirect maladaptive coping. This webinar will explore grief through different professional lenses, introduce participants to novel grief assessment techniques, and discuss how the information obtained in assessment may be practically translated into meaningful interventions. This discussion will review how grief is a dynamic process in which the individual’s grief informs and shapes play-based interventions. Suggested domain: Intervention This webinar is part of our Emerging Professional programming.

  • Child Life Care of Gender-Expansive Children and Youth

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/17/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Transgender and gender-expansive individuals are increasingly visible in society. Recent estimates indicate that approximately 0.7% of youth 13-17 years of age (150,000 individuals) and 0.6 % of adults (1.4 million individuals) in the United States identify as transgender. Recognizing their unique medical and psychosocial needs, clinical care programs for transgender and gender-expansive children and youth are now present in many children’s hospitals across the country. Child life specialists working with transgender and gender-expansive children and youth have the opportunity to create safe and affirming environments, provide comfort and support, and foster communication and connectedness with parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers. This webinar reviews terminology and describes clinical guidelines for gender-affirming interventions. Additionally, it describes affirmative, trauma-informed, culturally humble, and strength-based approaches in caring for the population, grounded in core child life principles. The session will draw upon the experience of Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Gender Support Program and include patient and parent perspectives. Suggested Domain: Assessment This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • Supporting Staff and Patients Through the Holidays

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/16/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will address the key components to leading a group of professionals through the stresses inherent in the holidays. Coping with stress, supporting the team while supporting patient needs, creative donation management, finding moments of respite, and shining as a team will all be considered. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Established Professionals programming.

  • Call in the JOY! Mindfulness Practices to Care for YourSELF this Holiday Season

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This 90-minute webinar will focus on the topic of using mindfulness practices to care for the self during the often-chaotic holiday season. We will explore various mindfulness techniques together as a means to find our "center" and maintain the joy that is possible and probable in our line of work. This webinar will be interactive and engaging, so bring an open mind and prepare to take care of yourself! Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility This webinar is part of our Emerging Professionals programming.

  • Promoting Social Inclusion for Children in Healthcare: Implications for Child Life Practice

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/06/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The provision of psychosocial care for children in healthcare is the primary goal of the child life specialist. Given that children with chronic illnesses and special healthcare needs are more likely to experience social exclusion in comparison to their healthy peers, a critical assessment of child life practice in this regard is merited. This webinar will explore current understandings, pediatric terms, and concepts associated with social inclusion and children within healthcare populations. Research conducted by the presenters will provide additional information about what we currently know about social inclusion for children with healthcare needs and disabilities. This discussion will provide the basis upon which to examine child life goals and practices. At the end of the presentation, we will invite attendees to share their thoughts and clinical experiences regarding efforts that can promote greater social inclusion for these children. Suggested Domain: Intervention

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor: Diversity in the Workplace

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/14/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Using Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood as a framework, this presentation seeks to increase individuals’ knowledge of diversity and trust in the workplace. Diversity, beyond observable differences, triggers emotional labor on both the individual and team level. Participants will be challenged to think about their own emotional labor, instances in which they rely on surface and deep level acting, and how it might be affecting their professional relationships Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility

  • 2020 Emerging Professional Subscription

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    This exclusive member's only package provides live and on-demand access to all of our 2020 Emerging 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 Emerging 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 Emerging Professional webinars for one year from the date of purchase. With this premium subscription, ACLP's newest webinars are always at your fingertips.

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

    Contains 4 Component(s), 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

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    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

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    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.