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:

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.                                                            

Workshop Costs:

  • 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 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.