Local Responses

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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Responding to the Shooting in Cincinnati: Gail Klayman

I didn’t have to think twice about canceling my Friday afternoon plans. I received a call from my local Red Cross about a children’s support need during a vigil for a shooting involving 5 people just 3 miles from where I live. Downtown Cincinnati’s Fountain Square is the pulse of my home town. I enjoy …

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CLDR responds with CDS to EF-3 Tornado in Perryville, MO

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has been asked by the American Red Cross to serve in a Multi-Agency Resource Center in Perryville, Missouri in response to an EF-3 tornado that hit Tuesday night.  We are fortunate to have Rachel Erler, a University of Missouri child life student and Child Life Disaster Relief member joining the CDS team to …

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