Month: July 2019

Gilroy, CA Children’s Disaster Services Critical Response

Two members of Child Life Disaster Relief will be deploying today with our partner, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), for a CDS Critical Response assignment to Gilroy, California. While there, Kristen Cady and Cindy Shapiro will be working together with their CDS teammates in a Family Assistance Center to provide support to the children affected by …

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CLDR Member Spotlight: Susan “Boon” Murray

Do you currently work in Child Life? If so, tell us about your current position. If not, tell us about your Child Life history. I became a Child Life Specialist in 2005 respecting the Association of Child Life Professional’s preference that instructors of child life coursework be certified. I had written a faculty development grant …

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Deployment Availability Needed

Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), is working on deploying a team in the next 48 hours to Louisiana in response to Hurricane Barry making landfall.  CDS is looking for certified volunteers who can commit to a full 14-day deployment.  If you are able to deploy for that length of time, please contact Lisa Crouch …

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UNITED States of America

Disasters, whether natural or man-made, can be completely devastating for the people affected and surrounding community, as well as for the first responders and volunteers supporting those groups. Homes may have been destroyed, belongings and cherished items may be gone forever, loved ones may have died, and people may have been injured. Simply enduring the …

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