Trauma Training Opportunity!

Addressing Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes:  Pediatric Trauma Informed Care Symposium ADENA: PACCAR Medical Education Center Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:55a-12:30p EDT Learning Objectives: Discuss how trauma affects individuals and recognize psychological aspects Recognize how trauma may impact the lifespan of a child Implement trauma informed care within a...

Upcoming Events in Boston and NYC

Happy Child Life Month! Child life specialists in the Boston and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to learn more about CLDR at the New England Child Life Professionals‘ Annual Child Life Month Event on April 3rd.  Click here for more information. Also, SAVE -THE-DATE for the Spring one-day Children’s Disaster...

14 CLDR Members Attend CDS Training in MO

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...

Critical Response Training

We were excited to be a part of Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) Critical Response Training this past week in Maryland.   This two day training focused on specialized deployments including acts of terrorism, man-made disasters, and aviation/transportation disasters.  We heard from the American Red Cross, FEMA, NTSB as well...

A Great Training in Kalamazoo!

The Children’s Disaster Services Training in Kalamazoo, Michigan last weekend was a terrific mix of child life specialists, teachers, social workers, emergency management employees, and others with a wide variety of backgrounds and a common love for kids.  Take a look at these faces- you might see them on a...

Training in Tampa, FL this September!

Don’t forget to register for our child life specific Children’s Disaster Services training in Tampa, FL on September 10th sponsored by the Florida Association of Child Life Professionals.  The seven hour training will include: Children’s Disaster Services overview–nurturing children, equipping volunteers, supporting families, communities, and partners (especially Red Cross, FEMA,...