Katie Nees

A Season for Thankfulness- Our Resources Task Force

We want to kick of this season of thankfulness by showing our gratitude for the CLDR Resources Task Force. The Resources Task force has worked throughout last year on gathering and examining all the various materials and literature available from a variety of sources.  The goal has been to utilize child life expertise to select, …

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Las Vegas Critical Response Deployment

Due to the sensitive nature of the October 1st tragedy in Las Vegas, we have needed to handle public information-sharing differently than other disasters.  However, we’d like to share a small part of the critical response deployment experience with you here: In total, our partner, Children’s Disaster Services sent out two critical response teams with …

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Bethany Petersen- Hurricane Irma

Bethany Petersen is a child life specialist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan.  This is her deployment story: I remember sitting in the airport the morning of September 17th, not knowing what I would be walking into in the coming hours. I remember feeling an overwhelming sense of excitement and nervousness at the same …

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Northern California Fires- Call For Help

Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services has received an urgent request for two teams to work with the children affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern California.  If you are certified with CDS and have availability to leave Tuesday or Wednesday for 7-14 days, please contact Kathy Fry-Miller ASAP at [email protected]    NOTE: This will be a …

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