Ethical Focus on Academic Programs and Clinical Internships: Increasing Diversity in the Profession

Includes a Live Event on 02/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

In this call to action workshop, we will examine the ethical responsibility of all Certified Child Life Specialists to become active agents in increasing diversity within our field. By examining historical professional contexts and standardized pathways to the field, we will explore ways in which we can shift the paradigm, developing a new kaleidoscope profession that mirrors the patients and families we serve.

Identify barriers and challenges that impede the development of a diverse Child Life workforce.
Identify solutions to overcoming implicit and explicit bias in classroom settings.
Identify solutions to overcoming implicit and explicit bias in the internship application process.
Develop individualized action plans to that facilitate bias-reduction in Child Life Practice.
Develop individualized action plans that increase opportunities for underrepresented populations to enter the Child Life field.

Suggested Domain: Ethics

Colleen Cameron


Colleen Cameron, CCLS, M.Ed.: Professor of Practice, Undergraduate Director, Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University. 20 years CCLS experience, led the Department to become an ACLP endorsed academic program. Participated in ACLP Academic Summit held at Wheelock College, Detroit Airport. Past presenter at ACLP conference, Past moderator at multiple ACLP academic gatherings. Former clinical CCLS and Internship supervisor at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Sunrise Children's Hospital, Las Vegas NV, and SUNY Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. Publications; Baish Cameron, C. & Lozito-Yorton, R. (2019). An ethical focus on academic programs and clinical internships: Increasing diversity in our professional population. (3). Baish Cameron, C. & Patte, M. (2018). A typology of play in medical settings. In Smith, P.K., & Roopnarine, J.L. (Eds.). (pp. 615-629). Cambridge University Press. Botash, A. S., Jeski, M., Cameron, C. B., Nelsen, E. K., Haines, P., & Bennett, N. (2013). Look before you LEAPP™: An interprofessional approach to bedside pediatric inpatient procedures. BMJ Open Quality, 2(1).


02/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
02/15/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  90 minutes
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/0 points to pass
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 PDUs credits  |  Certificate available