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Bahamas – Team 2

Bahamas – Team 2 Christen Bradbury (lead), Hallie Chancellor, Cassidy Taylor Dates of Deployment: October 7-12, 2019 Served ~230 children Day 1: October 7th Today we observed a lot of aggression surrounding objects, attention, and space.  When working with small groups, we were able to help some of the children work on creative expression, telling …

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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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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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Beautifully Indescribable

A brief update from Tiffany Heinz, Certified Child Life Specialist, currently deployed with our partner, Children Disaster Services, in Texas with the children and families impacted by the border crisis: It was such an impactful day. Not like any other deployment I’ve been on before. We walked through the doors and there were so many …

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Prayers for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Our deepest condolences go out to the victims, students, school personnel, families, first responders, and hospital personnel affected by the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL.  We also recognize the impact such incidents have on those near and far and offer some quick tips for supporting your children: Be …

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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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