Disasters

Free Webinar on the Five Essential Needs of Children During Disasters

Join us for a free webinar on Friday, April 17 at 2 pm CST on the Five Essential Needs of Children During Disasters, led by Dr. Lindsey Murphy and Cara Smith. (1 PDU) Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_51zA2jWvRaS1AthNeD_W5Q Register for this Webinar After registering, you will be sent a confirmation email with instructions on logging in to the …

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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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Deployment Alert: Tropical Storm Imelda

Two members from Child Life Disaster Relief (CLDR) deployed with our partner, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), to work with children affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.  Stephanie Michel-Siddall has been working alongside her CDS teammates in a shelter in Orange, TX since this past Sunday and Catie McDaniel will be joining tomorrow. So far, there have …

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UPDATE: Bahamas Deployment Confirmed

ATTENTION ALL CERTIFIED CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS:   This deployment is now confirmed.  If you are an experienced Certified Child Life Specialists ready and willing to work with children affected by Hurricane Dorian, please let us know of your interest.  We are currently reviewing the information submitted.   This deployment requires a minimum of a one-week commitment over …

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Deployment Availability Needed – Bahamas

ATTENTION ALL CERTIFIED CHILD LIFE SPECIALISTS:   We have a potential opportunity in the Bahamas to send experienced Certified Child Life Specialists to work with children affected by Hurricane Dorian.  Details are still in progress. This would entail a minimum of a one-week deployment over the next one or two months and preference will go towards …

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Hurricane Dorian

One member from Child Life Disaster Relief (CLDR) is on her way to North Carolina with our partner Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) for a CDS team deployment in response to Hurricane Dorian.  While there, Susan ‘Boon’ Murray will be working alongside her CDS teammates with the children in evacuation centers.  This storm has already produced …

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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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