Trauma & Resilience Conferences

Looking for a way to expand your trauma knowledge and enhance your qualifications for this type of work?  The National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children has several upcoming conferences! For more information, course details, and to register, visit:  

CLDR at the Association of Child Life Professionals’ Conference

Are you –  Concerned about childhood trauma beyond healthcare? Alarmed by the increasing environmental disasters and man-made events affecting children? Learn how you can build on your child life skills and support children after these traumatic events.  Come to our presentation discussing these things and more at the ACLP National Conference in Washington D.C!  “When […]

CLDR Urgent International Opportunity: Lifting Hands International

We are excited to announce a new international partnership with Lifting Hands International Lifting Hands International (LHI) is a grassroots organization that operates a community center in Serres, Greece for Yazidi refugees. The community center includes a children’s friendly space where child life specialists can use their skills to provide much-needed services to the […]

Syracuse, NY Child-Life Specific CDS Training

Thank you to all of the Child Life Specialists, interns, and students that braved Winter Storm Riley to attend our one-day Child Life specific Children’s Disaster Services training in Syracuse, NY!  We hope you enjoyed learning about disaster, how to work with kids during and after, how to set up a play area, and then […]

Camp Noah 2018

Despite all this cold weather, believe it or not it is time to start planning for summer!  We are eager to get Certified Child Life Specialists and child life students involved with our partner Camp Noah.  To learn more about our partnership, check out our previous blog post “Partnership with Camp Noah.”  Camp logistics are still […]

Prayers for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Our deepest condolences go out to the victims, students, school personnel, families, first responders, and hospital personnel affected by the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL.  We also recognize the impact such incidents have on those near and far and offer some quick tips for supporting your children: Be […]

Register Now for Spring Trainings!

There are still spots open for the upcoming Children’s Disaster Services trainings – register now to secure your spot! CDS offers two types of training workshops – a standard CDS training and a child life specific training. Child life specialist and students are welcome to attend either training for CDS certification eligibility; only one training […]