June 18, 2020
Contact: Texas Child Life

TACLP - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


TACLP Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The TACLP opposes and condemns all forms of racism and intolerance through our Mission, Vision, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We stand with our members, as well as fellow child life specialists across the world, who are feeling the impacts of the years of injustice and unrest that have been underscored by recent events. The TACLP aligns with the public statement regarding diversity and inclusion published by the child life governing organization, The Association of Child Life Professionals, issued here.

As part of our step towards building a brighter future for all, TACLP has begun to curate a selection of resources available to child life professionals and the patients and families they serve. We have placed the information below and will also be placing these resources on our website in our new “Diversity and Inclusion” tab. If you have a resource you would like to share with others via the TACLP resource list, please email us at [email protected]


ACLP 2020 Conference Keynote session from Michelle Kim: https://bit.ly/2MtUXXk 

ACLP 2020 Conference Keynote session from James Burroughs: https://bit.ly/2XyKy2V 

ACLP Action Plan: https://www.childlife.org/about-aclp/diversity-equity-inclusion

Books on Diversity and Inclusion from Dottir Press (Available for FREE until June 19th): CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall

Raising Little Allies to Be: An Incomplete Guide for Caregivers

Books on Systemic Racism and White Privilege

Sunshine Behavioral Health: Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community