Children’s Disaster Services

2019 Children’s Disaster Services Training Workshops

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is our partner with opportunities at both the local and national level for both Certified Child Life Specialists and child life students. CDS opportunities require you to become a Certified Volunteer through their CDS training. Once a Certified CDS Volunteer you are eligible to deploy to national and local disasters when …

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CLDR Member Spotlight: Samira Moosavi

Do you currently work in Child Life? If so, tell us about your current position. If not, tell us about your Child Life history. In my current role, I am the Children’s Group Coordinator at The Elizabeth Hospice. Within this role, I am able to use my transferable child life skills to provide bereavement support …

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Tornadoes & Flooding hit the Midwest

It’s only May and already there has been such destruction from tornadoes and floods throughout the Midwest, and unfortunately will be continuing through next week.  Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Iowa are just some of the areas that have been largely affected.  Hundreds of tornados have ravished through the areas and at least nine people confirmed …

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CLDR Member Spotlight: Tiffany Heinz

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 currently a full time Certified Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan located in Detroit. Some of my time is spent conducting research in our Radiology Department while …

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2019 Trainings Update

Check out the latest 2019 Children’s Disaster Services training dates and locations – register now to secure your spot!   CDS offers two types of training workshops – a standard CDS training and a child life specific training. Child life specialist are welcome to attend either training for CDS certification eligibility, child life students must …

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Red Cross Volunteer Connection Reminder

A friendly reminder to all our volunteers who have been certified through our partner, Children’s Disaster Services – please remember to create a profile through the Red Cross Volunteer Connection.  Creating a profile with your current information will help your deployment process be more efficient and smooth should you be asked to deploy! CDS Specific …

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CLDR Member Spotlight: Cindy Schapiro

Meet Child Life Disaster Relief member Cindy Schapiro Do you currently work in Child Life? If so, tell us about your current position.  If not, tell us about your Child Life history. Yes, I currently work as a Relief Child Life Specialist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. I have just returned …

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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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CLDR at the ACLP Conference in Chicago 2019

Are you –  Concerned about childhood trauma beyond healthcare? Alarmed by the increasing environmental disasters and man-made events affecting children? Learn how you can build on your child life skills and support children after these traumatic events in your own community.  Come to our presentation discussing these things and more at the Association of Child …

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Spring 2019 Trainings

We are excited to announce the Spring 2019 Children’s Disaster Services trainings: – register now to secure your spot! February 22-23, 2019 Washington, PA March 1-2, 2019 Reading, CA March 23-24, 2019 LaVerne, California April 10-11, 2019 Chicago, IL *Open to Child Life Specialists only Registration will open 12/17/18 April 12-13, 2019 North Manchester, IN …

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