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CLC has received a number of reports from customers who have been experiencing issues with our system when attempting to pay their annual maintenance fees. We are aware of these concerns and are actively working with our IT support to find a resolution. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work to improve your online experience and hope the extension will provide reassurance to those who have attempted to make the original deadline.

Some customers have taken the following actions prior to logging in to pay their annual maintenance fees and have reported more successful attempts:

1. Try using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. We have been told that the system does not work efficiently in Internet Explorer
2. Clear your browser's cache and browsing history. Doing so will clear any feedback loops that may be forcing the error to recycle itself.
3. Cut, copy, and paste the following into your browser:  
Once logged in, you may complete the following steps to submit your payment:

a. From your customer profile menu, click on Certification
b. Click on Certification Portal

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Now Available in the CLC Bookstore: The Pips of Child Life: Early Play Programs in Hospitals

This latest offering in the CLC Bookstore offers a glimpse into the early play activities and programs in hospitals, and the women who led the way. Visit Bookstore

Registration Open for 2015 Leadership Development Institute Webinars

Registration is open for the two final offerings in the CLC Leadership Development Institute webinar series: Conflict Management, and Basics of Evidence-Based Research. Visit CLC Webinars

New Radiation Oncology Presentation Template Available Through Resource Library

The Professional Resources Committee has added a new PowerPoint presentation to a growing list of customizable templates available in the Resource Library – Child Life Tool Kit to help members educate families and multidisciplinary team members.  The All About Radiation Oncology presentation is designed to help prepare school-aged children and adolescents for their experience in the Radiation Oncology department. To download, visit Resource Library - Child Life Tool Kit

PRAP is Now Available through CLC Bookstore

The Psychosocial Risk Assessment in Pediatrics (PRAP), a validated screening tool designed to assess pediatric patients' risk for experiencing elevated distress during health care encounters, is now available for purchase. To learn more about the PRAP, including an introductory webinar, video demonstrations, pricing and testimonials, please visit the CLC Bookstore.

NOW HIRING: CLC's Next Executive Director

The Child Life Council Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the CLC staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization and to develop organizational strategy. The executive director implements policy approved by the board, manages the organization’s programs and operations, and represents the organization to external audiences. Full position description

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Our Purpose

Supporting child life professionals as they empower children and families to master challenging events related to health care.

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Shannon Dier

If you ask a child life specialist about “professional boundaries,” chances are you’ll receive a fairly passionate explanation about the importance of maintaining clear boundaries in relationships with patients and families. However, there’s another category of professional boundaries that we need to... 
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Paige Fennessey

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Dawn Klausmeier

There are many benefits to utilizing procedural preparation videos for children and teens. This educational resource tool provides visual, auditory, and sequential information that can be easily accessed in a moment’s notice, and used at the convenience of multidisciplinary team members when child life services are not available... Read More



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