Month: June 2018

Webinar: The Science of Childhood Trauma and Family Separation

The Society for Research in Child Development is offering a webinar we think sounds excellent.  The following is their information on this learning opportunity: The Science of Childhood Trauma & Family Separation Thursday, June 28th 3-4pm (EST) As the U.S. federal government begins the process of reuniting children separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico …

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Support Children Impacted by the Border Crisis – Two Opportunities

Child Life Disaster Relief is working steadily to find effective ways to support children impacted by the border crisis.  Currently, there are two opportunities we want to share: Brownsville, TX at Casa Padre July 12-13th Spanish-speaking Certified Child Life Specialist are needed to help support children being held and interviewed (for reunification purposes) at Casa Padre in …

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Urgent Matter: Children & Families at the US Border

We at, Child Life Disaster Relief, are severely concerned about the separation of children and families at the U.S. border and stand with many other professional organizations against this cruel and inhumane action.  Separating children from their families has both short- and long-term serious effects for their development, health, and society as a whole that …

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Children’s Disaster Services in Hawaii

For the past month our partner, Children’s Disaster Services, has had two volunteers supporting children in the Pahoa shelter part-time.  With kids now out of school and numbers increasing, Children’s Disaster Services sent a team of four more volunteers to work in the Pahoa and Keaa’u shelters.  Together, they have served over 145 children.  Please …

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“Our tractor was melted” CDS Oklahoma Wildfire Deployment, April 2018

By BOON Murray, CCLS, CTRS I had the privilege of being part of a team of four Children’s Disaster Services volunteers serving at a MARC (multi-agency resource center) after wildfires in Oklahoma burned more than 316,000 acres and 63 homes.  We set up our playroom in the corner of the main hall surrounded by tables …

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