Lindsey Murphy

Bahamas – Team 3

Bahamas – Team 3 Tammy Hayes (lead), Jessica Johnson, Dana Burnett Deployment Dates: October 14-20th  Day 1: October 14th We worked with approximately 30 children at the gym. As we began to introduce activities, smaller groups formed organically, with children moving from one to another on their own. While playing the board game “Q’s Race …

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Working with Children after Disasters

Texas Border Crisis. Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Thousand Oaks and Pittsburgh shootings. California Camp Fire. The heaviness of these tragic situations is impossible to miss. Regardless of your awareness of the all the details (or lack thereof), you are probably like me: you feel the urgency that these disasters create, and you simply cannot avoid …

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Continued Support for California

California continues to experience the wrath of mother nature as mudslides ensue the most recent wildfires. Child Life Disaster Relief continues to send positive thoughts and prayers to all those affected by these recent events, including the children, families, first responders, medical professionals, and lay volunteers assisting in the rescue and recovery efforts.   Click to rate …

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A Season for Thankfulness – Research Task Forces

We are incredibly grateful for our CLDR Research Task Force team members.  This past year, there have been two different CLDR research task forces working hard to build evidence and knowledge to help build sustainability for our organization, establish an evidenced-based foundation for our services, and create new knowledge through scientific exploration. The first task …

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Recruiting Participants for Camp Noah this Summer!

We are eager to get Certified Child Life Specialists and child life students involved with our new partner Camp Noah this summer!  To learn more about our partnership, check out our previous blog post “Partnership with Camp Noah.”  Camp dates and locations are listed below: June 26-30, 2017           Kern Valley, California July 10-14, 2017             Kokomo, Indiana July …

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Trauma Training Opportunity!

Addressing Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes:  Pediatric Trauma Informed Care Symposium ADENA: PACCAR Medical Education Center Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:55a-12:30p EDT Learning Objectives: Discuss how trauma affects individuals and recognize psychological aspects Recognize how trauma may impact the lifespan of a child Implement trauma informed care within a system Sessions include:  Trauma Through a …

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