Month: October 2016

Deployment Alert: Hurricane Matthew

We have a Certified Child Life Specialist and child life student deploying with our partner, Children’s Disaster Services, to Fayetteville, NC to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  This particular disaster has been extra complicated to get services into for many reasons, so we are excited to start serving!  The team will be working in a …

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Critical Response Training

We were excited to be a part of Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) Critical Response Training this past week in Maryland.   This two day training focused on specialized deployments including acts of terrorism, man-made disasters, and aviation/transportation disasters.  We heard from the American Red Cross, FEMA, NTSB as well as others.  Katie Nees (child life …

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Can You Respond?

There is potential for a significant need to help children affected by Hurricane Matthew.  If you are certified with our partner, Children’s Disaster Services, please consider your availability to deploy and email the CDS office with that information: [email protected] NOTE: If you recently trained in Tampa, FL or Kalamazoo, MI, send in your paperwork and your availability. …

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