Since 1987, the Child Life Council has offered a highly effective and comprehensive Program Review Service. These reviews have provided child life programs with onsite review and valuable child life expert opinion to assess overall program strengths and opportunities for improvement, validate child life as an essential component of quality care, advocate for additional resources, and provide direction for future program development.
CLC is pleased to announce the expansion of this popular service with the addition of specialized consultation and educational services. The new Program Review & Development Service now offers multiple options which are designed to support the specific needs and resources of virtually any setting, including hospitals interested in developing a new child life service.
Program Review & Development Service PowerPoint Presentation from the 2011 Informational Webinar
CLC members may view or download the recording from the live PRDS webinar. Log-in required.
The Comprehensive Program Review includes four major phases (1) initial preparation and assessment activities, (2) a 2-day on-site visit from contracted CLC consultants, (3) a comprehensive review report and recommendations, and (4) up to 2 hours of post-review follow-up. This comprehensive Program Review option is an excellent way to assess overall program strengths and opportunities for improvement, validate child life as an essential component of quality care, advocate for additional resources, and provide direction for future program development.
Please visit Comprehensive Review for more information including a sample agenda.
This “a la carte” service allows the client to select from a menu of topics in order to design a review or consultation event to meet their highest priority needs or interests. Examples include budget review and fund development, staffing strategies, clinical supervision, clinical preparation programs (i.e., internship or practicum), integration of child life services and interdisciplinary relations, and child life services in specific clinical areas such as NICU and palliative care. Consultant visits may be 1-2 days in length depending upon the topics selected and individual program size and goals. The program fee includes up to 1 hour of follow-up by phone or email with the PRDS consultant.
Please review the PRDS Service Menu
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) are necessary for CCLS re-certification and to support ongoing clinical skills development. While budget realities likely limit the number of staff who can attend an annual conference, on-site educational opportunities can be a cost effective way to provide professional development for an entire team of child life professionals, or even an interdisciplinary group. CLC’s Program Review and Development Service now offers onsite education including competency development workshops (e.g., play and healthcare play, preparation skills development, child life assessment and care planning, comfort measures), family-centered care education, and other topics as identified by the client. These PDH/education opportunities may be independent or can be combined with a Focused Program Review.
PRDS consultants are also available to facilitate half-day or full-day staff “retreats” for the purpose of team development, strategic planning, etc. Such events would be planned in close consultation with child life program leadership and could be conducted at the program hospital or off-site at the client’s discretion.
Formalized mentorship opportunities and consultation to develop child life program leaders, leadership teams, or to recommend leadership models are also available.
To support the development of new child life programs, the Program Review & Development Service offers a comprehensive consultation to review existing structure, explore areas of strength, and address goals for integration of child life services into the healthcare facility. This package will include up to four hours of follow-up in order to support implementation of initial program development goals and recommendations.
If other program assessment or development priorities are identified by the client and not included on the current “menu,” every effort will be made to design a consultation to meet the client’s unique needs. Please contact Child Life Council for further information.
Please review the PRDS Service Menu
The request for Program Review and Development Service must be made in writing to the Child Life Council (CLC) by any appropriate leader of a specific Facility (e.g., the director of the child life program or an administrator responsible for current or future child life program development.
To help aide facilities in determining goals and selecting the best Program Review and Development Service offering, please complete the PRDS Request Form. The information from this form may be also used by CLC to confirm the review and/or educational service that best meets the client’s needs.
PRDS Request Form
All Requests and Intake Forms should be sent to:
Program Review & Development Service
Child Life Council
11821 Parklawn Drive, Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20852
Upon confirmation of review and/or educational service, CLC will respond with a contract, documentation describing the process, information on responsibilities of the requesting facility and the CLC reviewers, and confirmation of the financial arrangements.
Fees for the Program Review and Development Services are based upon the topics selected, number of consultants required, and days onsite. General pricing is as follows:
• $3500 for a 2-day Comprehensive Review with 2 Consultants
• $2500 for a 1.5-day combination Focused Review and Staff Education (for PDHs) with 2 Consultants
• $1500 for a 1-day Focused Review with 1 Consultant
• $1500 for a 1-day Staff Development/Education offering with 1 Consultant
• $2500 for a 2-day New Program Development Service with 1 Consultant
The comprehensive review fee includes up to 2 hours of follow-up via phone or email with the PRDS consultant. The Focus Review fees include up to 1 hour of follow-up. The new program development service fee includes up to 4 hours of follow-up.
The institution is responsible for arranging and funding travel expenses, lodging and meals for the reviewers.
All Program Review & Development Service fees must be paid to the Child Life Council in U.S. dollars.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the program or to bring the Program Review & Development Service to your facility today!