TACLP President's Blog April 2019


April 2019

TACLP President’s Blog! 

Hopefully everyone had a FANTASTIC Child Life Month in March and a GREAT time at National Child Life Conference in April for those able to go. I wanted to ensure you had updates on the great things the board and committees are doing as well as reminders of some upcoming deadlines!

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts due by May 31, 2019

It is that time for abstract submissions! Our 3rd Annual Texas Child Life Conference will be held on Saturday, October 26.  If you are interested, please go to the “Conference” tab on the taclp.com webpage for more information and to submit an abstract by May 31st.  

Please contact us if you have any questions at [email protected]

Committee Updates
Conference planning-This committee has begun working on planning the 2019 Conference which will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. They will be reviewing and selecting abstracts in June.

Professional Development-This committee has been sending out quarterly PDU newsletters that are theme based with a list of various PDUs and resources available on that topic. The next newsletter on will be going out in July via email to all members.

This committee has also now created a PDU tab on the taclp.org website. If you have topics you would like to see added to this site, please contact us at [email protected]

Stay Tuned: A future goal of this committee is offering regional webinars that are a combo of live and on-demand, so stay tuned!

Outreach-This committee has created and finalized a Program Directory that has been placed on the website (www.taclp.org). If your program is not listed and you would like it to be added, please email us at [email protected]

This committee is now officially on Social Media. Follow us on Instagram @taclp_child_life

Stay Tuned: TACLP plans to be on Facebook later this fall so stay tuned!

Student Education-This committee has created and finalized a Student Directory that has been placed on the website (www.taclp.org). If your program is not listed and you would like it to be added, please email us at [email protected]

Stay Tuned: This committee is now working on creating a Common Practicum Application. Thanks to all academic and clinical programs who gave feedback on this project. The feedback is being compiled with the hopes to have the finalized application available this fall.

Career Center on the TACLP Website-This is still an active tab on the TACLP website. If you have job postings you want to go on there, please email them to [email protected] All job postings will be posted for one month. If you want it taken down sooner than one month or extended, please email us to let us know.

We are so thankful to the board and committees for all their hard work to help ensure the growth of our region.

Thanks for all you do in working with patients and families, and for your willingness to join the TACLP and continue to learn and grow while also helping others to do the same. 

 As always, please contact us at the Gmail account ([email protected]) if you have any questions, ideas or needs.


Krista Stringer 
President of TACLP