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:
March 3, 2018 Syracuse, NY *one-day child life-specialized training Register here
March 23 – 24, 2018 Shreveport, LA Register here
April 14-15, 2018 LaVerne, CA Register here
April 20-21, 2018 Trotwood, OH Register here
May 3, 2018 Washington, DC *one-day child life-specialized training Registration coming soon.
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 are $55
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.