Our Hearts Go Out To Chattanooga, Tennessee

Our hearts go out to the victims, families, first responders, hospital and school personnel, and child life specialists in Chattanooga, TN involved with the school bus crash today. Children near and far can experience trauma related to this event.  For a great resource providing tips on talking with children after a traumatic event, please visit: […]

“Want to see my home?”

I know I have mentioned a lot about the kiddos and their families I’ve encountered. However, I also want to be sure to share these things as well: The Shelter: the cots and the small area surrounding them became their home I remember when I was playing with one kiddo he asked me if I […]

Deploying = Out of My Comfort Zone = Best Place to Be!

Sitting here on the plane, a million thoughts run through my head. Starting with how this all came to be, to what this journey will be like. To think this all started from me responding to an email stating I’m available is crazy. I remember Children’s Disaster Services writing back stating it may be difficult […]