Training

As of June 2015, we have formed a partnership with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) for national and local deployments. They are an organization with 35+ years of experience working with the American Red Cross and FEMA to provide specialized child-centered play opportunities to children in the immediate aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.  They have been providing intensive trainings since 1980.  With this partnership, child life specialists will be able to participate in smaller-scale local events as well as larger-scale national disasters by providing child-centered play opportunities with Children’s Disaster Services.

Upcoming CDS workshop dates & locations:

May 11 – 12, 2018                         Chicago, IL             *two-day training                                                                           Full

Child Life Specialists are invited to either the standard two-day training OR the one-day child life-specialized training.  Only 1 training is required.  Want to know the difference between the two?  Click Here  for more details including content and what to bring.

 

Workshop Costs for Participants:

  • Standard CDS trainings are $45 for early bird registration ($55 for late)
  • Child life-specific CDS trainings  – price varies

Child Life PDU’s:

PDU’s are available for child life specialists upon request.  Depending on the training format, between 7 to 10 PDU’s are awarded and are broken down into the subcategories of Assessment, Intervention, and Professional Responsibility.  Please contact us at info@cldisasterrelief.org to request PDU’s after you have completed the training.

 


If you are interested in more information about hosting a training in your area, please fill out the contact form below and we will be in contact with you shortly with more information.