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What's New

CLC Seeks Nominations for Inaugural Research Recognition Awards

CLC recently introduced two new Research Recognition Awards celebrating research initiatives that contribute to theory and practice within the field of child life. The Professional Research Recognition Award honors significant work by a child life specialist, and the Student Research Recognition Award acknowledges research conducted by a student. A profile of the winning researcher(s) and a brief summary of the research findings will be shared with CLC members in early 2015, and the award recipients will also be highlighted at the Annual Conference. Applications are due October 31, 2014. More information...

CLC Mentor Program Mentee Application Posted: Interested Mentees Encouraged to Apply

Applications are now available for potential mentees in CLC's new Leadership Mentoring Program, part of the recently-launched Leadership Development Institute. The Mentoring Program begins in October. More information...

CLC Offers New Webinars in 2014 Series

Are you seeking additional learning opportunities from the convenience of your home or workplace? CLC has added new courses to the lineup in our 2014 CLC Webinar Series! To learn more about each webinar, or to register for one or more sessions, please visit CLC Webinars.

CLC Introduces Inaugural Class of Leadership Academy

The inaugural class of the CLC Leadership Academy, the first of three programs that comprise the Leadership Development Institute, have been selected! Congratulations to these emerging leaders. The Leadership Academy will commence with a two-day workshop in September. More information...

International Scholarships Offer Unique Opportunity to Attend Cincinnati Conference

CLC is pleased to announce the availability of five international scholarships to attend the Annual Conference on Professional Issues in Cincinnati in May 2015.  We encourage those CLC members who have worked with care facilities around the world to help spread news of this opportunity to individuals who may be interested in applying. More information...

Course Work Review for Certification Temporarily Reinstated

The launch of the Eligibility Assessment for child life certification has been delayed until October due to a delay in the launch of our new database. To accommodate individuals applying for the September 5 internship deadline, CLC has re-opened Course Work Review service, which will be available until September 1, 2014. More information...

Download CLC app for easy access to upcoming webinars & the latest news from CLC!

Thanks to all who used the new app for CLC's annual conference! We're looking forward to your feedback via conference surveys. We'll be updating the app regularly with webinars so you can easily register from your mobile. We'll also be sending alerts occasionally to keep you apprised of important news and updates.

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Updated Policy Statement on Child Life Services

A new Policy Statement on Child Life Services has been released by the AAP, updated from earlier statements on child life services in 2000 and 2006. It includes strong recommendations for the inclusion of child life services across settings to improve quality and outcomes in pediatric care as well as the patient and family experience during medical treatment and hospital admissions.

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