You Can't Pour from an Empty Bucket: Stress and Self-Care in the Child Life Profession
Read this Focus article and earn .5 PDUs. This is a free resource for members and $15 for non-members. Once you've read the article, you will need to complete your quiz in order to access the certificate of completion through the professional development platform. Participants should maintain a copy of their certificate of attendance for their records. Suggested Domain: Professional Responsibility
You Can't Pour from an Empty Bucket: Stress & Self-Care in the Child Life Profession
This webinar will explore the stressors and personal risks inherent in the child life profession and other caring professions, will discuss the research & current theory and practice surrounding compassion fatigue, burnout, & stress, and will discuss research and best practices for self-care in the child life profession.
Working Smarter, Not Harder: Perspectives on Implementing a New Staffing Model Within a Child Life Program
It is evident that that child life services advance quality and outcomes in health care as well as the patient and family experience. This presentation will explore one hospital's journey to adapt to change by implementing a unique staffing model to best meet the needs of patients and families. The development of a task force, methods utilized to assist with ideas, and processes adapted to support changes will be explored.
Won't You Be My Neighbor: Diversity in the Workplace
Using Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood as a framework, this presentation seeks to increase individuals’ knowledge of diversity and trust in the workplace. 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
Why Can't I Go Home with Mom?: Child Life's Role in Supporting Children of Abuse
Child Life Specialists have a unique role in supporting children and families through a variety of challenges. In the Emergency Department, broken bones and stitches are a daily occurrence, but what happens when those injuries are suspected to be the result of abuse? SUGGESTED DOMAIN: Professional Responsibility
Where Do We Start?: Developing and Sustaining a Family-Driven Unit-Based Advisory Council
Family advisory councils effectively bring about positive changes that promote family-centered care within a hospital unit. This presentation will discuss how a family advisory council was established in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including advisor recruitment, project/goal development and generating staff buy-in. The perspective of a current family advisor will also be included.
Well Worth the Work: An In-Depth Look at the Value Proposition for Child Life Services
This free member webinar will examine the five value drivers of child life services as articulated by the Association of Child Life Professionals’ 2020 statement, “The Value of Certified Child Life Specialists: Direct and Downstream Optimization of Pediatric Patient and Family Outcomes.”
Webinar Series: Keeping Your Balance While Climbing the Ladder of Cultural Competence
In this two part webinar series, attendees will utilize frameworks of cultural competence and dimensions of diversity to enhance their understanding and ability to work effectively in multicultural settings. Participants will be challenged to evaluate their worldview and understand how their biases impact clinical work with families. Information and activities during this session will provide participants with tools to nurture skills of change agency and allyship. Group Registration is available for this webinar series. Please see updated group registration rates below: -Group 3-5 members: $375 -Group 6-9 members: $500 -Group 10+ members: $750 To register your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of your participants.
Two Departments, One Brain: Partnering with Foundation to Grow Child Life Services Without Increasing Staffing Budget
This presentation will describe the successful partnership between Child Life Services and Foundation, that has yielded significant growth in in-kind and cash donations, and a decrease in unwanted donations. Presenters will describe a Community Relations Internship that has removed a significant workload from child life specialists, allowing them to focus attention to their clinical roles, and expand clinical reach. Presenters will describe a philanthropy program that has aligned child life specialists with grateful patient engagement.
To Tell a Story: Exploring Child Life Global Engagement
In this webinar, you'll hear the story of our ALCP President Stephanie Hopkinson as she shares her wisdom on how to be engaged globally. She has completed several missions with Operation Smile, co designed and facilitated a train the trainer 4 day intensive with two celebrated child life leaders in Bangkok, Thailand for ACLP, worked in Doha Qatar as child life clinical educator and is currently the Senior Child Life Manager in Kuwait. Bring your curiosity and sprit of inquiry to listen to lesson learned, gain insight and identify strategies to begin and/or add to your global story.
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