Monthly Archives: February 2017

Deployment Alert: Oroville Dam in CA

Credit: Brian van der Burg/Los Angeles Times

IMMEDIATE NEED: 

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been asked by the American Red Cross to have two teams of volunteers ready to go to Oroville, CA, if needed to help assist as evacuations are underway. Residents are being evacuated after the spillway on a major dam began to break over the weekend. The Red Cross “is thinking that the mass shelter needs will continue to grow,” reports CDS associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. “They have over 2,000 people in shelters currently and are planning for 5,000 people for over 2 weeks.”

If you are trained & certified with CDS and able to deploy in the next 2 weeks (beginning in the next day or two), please contact Kathy Fry-Miller (Kfry-miller@brethren.org) it would be helpful to put subject line: “Oroville Dam deployment availability.”  

 

Registration Open! Fort Worth, TX Child Life – Children’s Disaster Services Training

Fort Worth
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the one-day Children’s Disaster Services training hosted by Cook Children’s Hospital Child Life Department in Fort Worth, Texas.  This training will be on March 25th and is open to child life specialists**.   Space is limited and we expect the spots to fill quickly, so register soon if you’d like to attend this event.   Email us with any questions or for more information.

Click here to register.

** UPDATE:  Due to the high volume of interest for this training, we are needing to amend this announcement to allow only certified child life specialists to register at this time.  We plan to open the registration to students and art/rec/music therapists as promised at a later date:  March 1st.   Sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.   Feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.  Read more about the difference between the one-day CDS training for child life specialists and the full CDS training here.

14 CLDR Members Attend CDS Training in MO

CLDR Independence

We are so excited to have these (pictured) child life specialists and students joining the CLDR movement from the recent Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) training in Independence, Missouri!

Participants at this training spent 27 hours together preparing to work with kids in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. We want to thank all those who made the trip to Independence for this event.

If you are interested in becoming CDS Certified for local and national deployments please visit our training page and sign up!