Month: August 2019

CLDR Member Spotlight: Stephanie Michel-Siddall

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 am a Certified Child Life Specialist and have established a one-person program at both Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco. Medical City Plano is a level 1 trauma facility, …

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When a Disaster Hits Close to Home

Hurricane season is here, and as Child Life Disaster Relief, we often write about how to prepare, stay safe, and work with children after a hurricane.  However, we would like to also highlight the perspective of a CCLS within the hospital.  Leslie Dempsey, CCLS, shares her personal encounter of when Hurricane Irma hit Florida in …

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Children’s Disaster Services Training in Tampa, FL

ATTENTION CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS: Have you ever wondered how you can deploy and work with the children that have been affected by the mass shootings, hurricanes, or wild fires? Well here is your opportunity to become involved! Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), is offering a training on Friday, October 11th  and Saturday, October 12th …

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Serving in an Iowa Flood Assistance Center

From BOON Murray, CCLS Last year, a Children’s Disaster Services team made history facilitating a play center in a cattle barn. While you can never anticipate what your play space might be, CDS volunteers dive right in to setting up with imagination and creativity. I deployed with a team of three other local volunteers on …

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How to Talk to Children about Recent Shootings

In light of the recent and unfortunate shootings in the last month, we wanted to share with you a helpful and insightful resource that may assist you when talking to inquiring children about these recent events: “How to Talk to Children of About These Shootings: an age by age guide” by TODAY.com. Click to rate …

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