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Child Life Disaster Relief is headed to Puerto Rico

On January 7, Puerto Rico was struck by its strongest earthquake since 1918 and has since experienced over 1,000 aftershocks. It has been just over two years since Hurricane Maria devastated the island and Puerto Ricans are struggling with the effects of another natural disaster. It’s yet another crisis that reminds us of the growing …

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UPDATE and REQUEST FOR CCLS RESPONDERS for POTENTIAL DEPLOYMENT – PUERTO RICO

We are continuing to pursue a potential deployment opportunity in Puerto Rico for CCLSs to work directly with children affected by the recent earthquake. Please indicate your interest and potential availability HERE. There is possibility of sending individuals who do not speak Spanish since most of the people are bilingual in the environments we are …

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Deployment Availability Needed – Puerto Rico

Calling all Certified Child Life Specialists- we are working on logistics for a potential deployment to Puerto Rico.  CCLSs are needed to work with the kids directly impacted by earthquakes on the island. Spanish speaking may likely be a necessity for this deployment, although we are still determining the specific needs.  We will be giving …

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Bahamas – Team 4

Bahamas – Team 4 Ashley Zani (lead), Erin Myers, Gail Klayman Deployment Dates: October 21-27th   We spent most of our time working with children at the Kendal Isaacs Gym this week.  Each day we worked with approximately 25-45 children on socialization through group activities and play, serving about 280 children total throughout the week. Aggression …

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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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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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Bahamas – Team 1

Bahamas – Team 1 Cara Smith (lead), Eileen Esposito, and Hayley Wells Dates of Deployment: September 27 – October 6, 2019 Over 240 child-interactions Saturday, September 28 The team provided therapeutic play and psychosocial support at the shelter at Kendall Isaacs Gym. Many of the children were very eager and willing to share their stories …

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Thank you Child Life Specialists for deploying to the Bahamas!

The last month has been a wild and amazing ride for Child Life Disaster Relief. The Bahamas Ministry of Health and US Coalition of Physicians requested Certified Child Life Specialists deploy to the Bahamas to provide support following Hurricane Dorian, and several volunteers answered the call.  These deployments would not have been possible without the …

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CLDR Local Initiative Piloting in 7 Cities

One of the most important factors in promoting resilience and positive outcomes post-disaster for children is the services and support they receive within those first few hours after a traumatic event. Unfortunately, this is also one of the largest gaps in disaster services for children; there are currently no nationally coordinated services directly focused on …

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