We had a great Rapid Response planning meeting yesterday in Tampa, Florida! Leaders of CLDR and Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) flew in to meet with 7 Florida child life specialists. Some are pictured here including Erin Silber who has agreed to be the Tampa CDS Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). We also met with Red Cross staff to […]
Just a Single Day. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help people. I have found joy in offering a helping hand, small favor, even just a smile. I think that desire to be of assistance is what initially drew me to child life. There are so many things I love about […]
Just prior to my deployment, I was made aware that a fellow child life specialist that works with me at Women’s & Children’s Hospital was also going to be serving on my team. This was so exciting! I was ecstatic that we were both going to go and share in this journey together. As we drove to […]
There is a saying in St. Louis that “if you don’t like the weather wait an hour, it will change.” This certainly came to fruition when just one day after taking my son to the park on a beautiful 50 degree day the biggest flood since 1993 hit the St. Louis area. I live a few […]
We have two Certified Child Life Specialists who will be deploying with Children’s Disaster Services to Missouri in response to the disastrous flooding. Stay tuned for updates and send positive vibes as they deploy January 11-12th. Upon their return, they will be happy to answer any and all questions about their deployment. Please leave comments and questions […]
For those that attended the Midwest Child Life Conference – Children’s Disaster Services training in Minnesota, just a friendly reminder that we are hoping to have your assignments and references in by January 10th. Please send your assignments to CLDisasterrelief@gmail.com and references to KFry-Miller@brethren.org.