Emma Plank: Child Life Trailblazer

March is Child Life Month and it’s Women’s History Month, so today I want to share with you a little bit more information about Emma Plank. Emma Plank was a leader in the field of Child Life during the second half of the 20th century. In 1962, she published Working with Children in Hospitals: A Guide for the Professional Team. This book would later help shape the Child Life Profession. For more information about her life and legacy, visit Transatlantic Perspectives: Emma Plank. Also, check out the following videos which are recent interviews with Ms. Plank about Child Life and her role in developing the field of Child Life.

Learn more about the history of the ACLP here and be sure to check out their historical timeline.


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