#ChildLife - The ACLP Podcast for the Child Life Community

By Association of Child Life Professionals

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For ACLP members, Child Life Specialists, partners and charities involved with the wonderful world of child life and for those looking to become a child life professional, this podcast is for you. Connect with professional opportunities, stay informed about child life news, and learn about what's new in child life. Hosted by Jennifer Lipsey, CEO and Bailey Kasten, COO from the headquarters for the Association of Child Life Professionals in Arlington, VA. We love child life!

Episode Date
#ChildLife: Episode 5 - We're Back!

We're back...


Jen and Bailey return with a rundown of what's going on at ACLP including an update on the upcoming strategic planning session, our recent trip to Capitol Hill, and the general child life calendar.

We're also joined this week by special guests Allison Sohanlal and Tiffany Key of the Awards Committee to shed some light on the awards process and to let our listeners know how to get involved.

Aug 14, 2018
Episode 4: Child Life Month - Child Life Collaborations

Bailey and Jen celebrate Child Life Month and share some important updates about recent collaborations with the Beryl Institute and Disney.

Tune in for updates and reminders on the many happenings in the child life community.

Episode run time: 19:42

Mar 19, 2018
Episode 3: Child Life Updates and Interview with Dennis Lomonaco of What You Give Will Grow

Jen and Bailey review some updates on new publications, provide a continuing update on the job analysis, and welcome Dennis Lomonaco of What You Give Will Grow to the #ChildLife studio.

Dennis joins us as we expand our conversation to include the greater child life community and the foundation/donor perspective on what's going on now and in 2018.

Running Time: Approximately 31 Minutes

Feb 13, 2018
Episode 2: Exploring the 2018 Job Analysis

In this episode, Jen and Bailey speak with our Director of Certification, Ame Enright about the upcoming job analysis and get behind the scenes of the Child Life Certifying Committee. 

We also highlight Certified Child Life Specialists presenting to other groups and talk about some ways to spread child life to other related professionals.



Jan 31, 2018
*Special Edition* - A Podcast about Rescinding the Advanced Degree Requirement for Certification

This episode of #ChildLife addresses the recent announcement of the ACLP Board of Director's decision to rescind the Master's Degree requirements for certification.

Jen and Bailey give voice to questions received at the national office about this announcement.

To read more about this announcement, please visit our full statement.


Jan 23, 2018
#ChildLife - Introducing our new podcast!

We're thrilled to announce the start of our brand new podcast, #ChildLife. 

Hosted by Bailey Kasten, COO and Jen Lipsey, CEO, #ChildLife is a new tool for ACLP to connect with members, stakeholders, child life specialists, and those with interest in the professional world of child life.


Listen to our first episode as we introduce our new podcast.


Jan 23, 2018