By Belinda Hammond
Faculty Member, School of Education at American Public University
According to the Child Life Council, child life specialists are â€œtrained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome lifeâ€™s most challenging events.â€ I recently wrote more about this growing field. The process of becoming a CCLS is overseen by the Child Life Council. Several changes are planned in the certification process and these changes may impact studentsâ€™ choice of academic courses, hours of clinical internship needed, and the decision to pursue graduate studies.