• ACLP has accessible PDF versions of the following publications: Guidelines for the Development of Child Life Programs; Volunteers in Child Health; Psychosocial Care of Children in Hospitals; Activity Recipe Book; and Making Ethical Decisions in Child Life Practice – Second Edition
    *Please note, an accessible PDF format is only available for purchases made through the ACLP Bookstore.
    For individuals needing an accessible PDF version of an ACLP publication, please conduct the following steps:
     - Purchase the publication through the ACLP Bookstore*
     - Email orders@childlife.org and include the following in your request: title of the publication and proof of purchase (i.e., receipt)
     - ACLP will email the accessible PDF version of the publication within 2 business days 

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  • Price: $20.00
    CLCC is thrilled to announce the release of the 2nd edition of Making Ethical Decision in Child Life Practice. This foundational booklet was authored by leaders in healthcare ethics and child life. It begins with the history of pediatric healthcare ethics, the tenets of ethics

  • Price: $3.00
    This 12-page brochure presents a bill of rights for children and adolescents, one for parents, and a list of family responsibilities.

  • Price: $55.00
    Whether you are preparing to embark on a new career outside of the hospital, or merely keeping abreast of current trends in the field, Child Life Beyond the Hospital will prove an interesting read that documents the ongoing expansion of the child life profession into new practice arenas.

  • Price: $25.00
    A well-rounded collection of activity "recipes" contributed by ACLP members.

  • Price: $60.00
    A classic reference for child life professionals, Child Life in Hospitals skillfully interweaves a sensitive treatment of the needs of hospitalized children with a practical discussion of the realities of administering a child life program.

  • Price: $25.00
    This resource identified and describes the original elements of family-centered care and provides examples of how this approach to care is being implemented.

  • Price: $45.00
    A must-have reference for child life specialists in any stage of career development, the 4th edition of Guidelines features new and improved content in nearly every subject area.

  • Price: $119.95
    The Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life brings together the voices and clinical experiences of dedicated clinical practitioners in the fields of play therapy and child life.

  • Price: $40.00
    This book provides much of the information needed to help children deal with stress.

  • Price: $62.00
    Edited by a top scholar in the field, this essential resource contains contributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields.

  • Price: $16.00
    Fully revised and updated, this new edition also explores the major issues and developments from the last decade that affect children today.

  • Price: $78.00
    Meeting Children’s Psychosocial Needs Across the Health-Care Continuum, Second Edition captures the many developments in children’s health care since the last edition.

  • Price: $25.00
    A tool designed for self-evaluation and peer review of child life programs.

  • Price: $35.00
    A fundamentally-important resource for "making the case" for child life, Psychosocial Care of Children in Hospitals belongs in every child life specialist's professional library.

  • Price: $95.00
    In today’s evidence-based healthcare culture, child life specialists must demonstrate knowledge and skill not only in clinical care, but also in planning and evaluating the impact of their interventions—yet few resources exist to provide research skills and support for these practitioners.

  • Price: $60.00
    It has been said that the moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens...

  • Price: $68.00
    The Pips of Child Life: Early Play Programs in Hospitals offers a glimpse into the early play activities and programs in hospitals (1900-1970’s) and the women who led the way.

  • Price: $42.00
    his comprehensive manual helps groups and individuals define needs and match them with appropriate volunteers in a well-designed program.