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:
Mar. 25, 2017 Fort Worth, TX Register here *One-day child life specialist training hosted by the Cook Children’s Hospital Child Life Department
Apr. 28-29, 2017 McPherson, KS Register here
Sept. 16, 2017 New York City, NY Registration coming soon! *One-day child life specialist training hosted by Bank Street College & Child Life of Greater New York
Sept. 22-23, 2017 Bridgewater, VA Register here
Sept. 29-30, 2017 Jacksonville, FL Register here
*Click Here for information on the difference between the standard CDS training and the “child life specialist training” formats.
- Standard CDS trainings are $45 for early bird registration ($55 for late).
- Costs for child life-specific CDS trainings vary by host.
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 email@example.com 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.