Month: January 2016

Florida Rapid Response

We had a great Rapid Response planning meeting yesterday in Tampa, Florida! Leaders of CLDR and Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) flew in to meet with 7 Florida child life specialists. Some are pictured here including Erin Silber who has agreed to be the Tampa CDS Coordinator ( We also met with Red Cross staff to …

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Deployment Alert: Missouri flooding

We have two Certified Child Life Specialists who will be deploying with Children’s Disaster Services to Missouri in response to the disastrous flooding.  Stay tuned for updates and send positive vibes as they deploy January 11-12th.  Upon their return, they will be happy to answer any and all questions about their deployment.  Please leave comments and questions …

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Reminder for MN training attendees!

For those that attended the Midwest Child Life Conference – Children’s Disaster Services training in Minnesota, just a friendly reminder that we are hoping to have your assignments and references in by January 10th.  Please send your assignments to and references to