Month: February 2019

Red Cross Volunteer Connection Reminder

A friendly reminder to all our volunteers who have been certified through our partner, Children’s Disaster Services – please remember to create a profile through the Red Cross Volunteer Connection.  Creating a profile with your current information will help your deployment process be more efficient and smooth should you be asked to deploy! CDS Specific …

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CLDR Member Spotlight: Cindy Schapiro

Meet Child Life Disaster Relief member Cindy Schapiro Do you currently work in Child Life? If so, tell us about your current position.  If not, tell us about your Child Life history. Yes, I currently work as a Relief Child Life Specialist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. I have just returned …

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Healing from Trauma with the Power of Human Connection

“Trauma and our responses to it cannot be understood outside the context of human relationships… The most traumatic aspects of all disasters involve the shattering of human connections. And this is especially true for children…” -Bruce Perry, MD As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and connecting with the ones we love is on the forefront of …

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