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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for more webinars and information about our annual fall conference! 

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Upcoming Events
Past Events

May 2024 Webinar 

March 2024 In-Person Event

The Child Life Scope of Practice and the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis



Allison "Allie" Butler, BS, CCLS

Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado

Exploring the child life scope of supporting patients in mental health crisis. The presenter works within the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado and has established the child life programming throughout the institute. This webinar will share the support, programming, and interventions facilitated to patients within this demographic. This presentation will discus both 1:1 supports and facilitating groups to promote coping, emotional safety, and normalizing mental health treatment for patients and families.

Celebrating Child Life Month with the Courageous Parents Network



Blyth Lord, Executive Director

Jennifer Seidman, Director of Community Engagement and Senior Producers

Severe Neurological Impairment (SNI) is a complex condition and until now, has come without a roadmap for caregivers. is an educational resource for families and clinicians navigating ever-evolving SNI, integrating prognostic content on the medical and psychosocial aspects of the disease trajectory with compassionate, family-centered commentary.  Two of its authoring producers from Courageous Parents Network presented this powerful tool and discussed ways that patients, families, and clinical learners can benefit from its use.  They discussed Courageous Parents Network's wider library of resources to empower, equip, and orient parents and others caring for children living with serious medical conditions. 

February 2024 Webinar

"Research Roadmap: An Experimental Child Life Study from Start to Finish"



Hannah Knott, PhD, CCLS, Azusa Pacific University

Natalie Chicas, MA, CCLS, Shriner's Children's Southern California


This webinar will showcase an experimental child life research study, a double-blind, randomized controlled trial exploring the impact of a video modeling preparation technique on preoperative anxiety. The webinar will involve a discussion of the process of designing, proposing, and implementing a clinical prospective research study from start to finish. Participants will be able to view the video preparation tool used in the study and discuss the implications of this research for how to approach the preoperative preparation of school-aged children.

NECLP Annual Fall Conference

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp - Ashford, CT

The 2023 Fall Conference was held on Monday October 23, 2023 at Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT.


 Check out the GALLERY for pictures from past conferences.  

May 2023 Webinar

"Deepening the Therapeutic Approach through Bibliotherapy and Expressive Arts"



Shani Thornton, MS, CCLS, RWWP

Child Life Mommy


Bibliotherapy is a powerful tool that can help to deepen the therapeutic process for children and teens coping with life's stressors. In this workshop, attendees will learn the value of bibliotherapy and how to facilitate therapeutic activities that align with a book's theme. The presenter will cover various social-emotional topics and interventions for children and teens. Attendees will also learn about additional resources to support their professional work and the families they serve. 

March 2023 Webinar

"Defense Against the Dark Arts"



Reverend Kate Perry, MDw, BCC

Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA


This presentation explores burnout and compassion fatigue within healthcare and Child Life, engages in supportive conversation around common hardship and personality traits that make individuals more susceptible to burnout/compassion fatigue. It offers concrete/tangible tools to manage/alleviate burnout/stress/fatigue and hopefully to prevent further "injury".


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