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COPING THROUGH CONNECTION: GROUP SESSIONS

Background:  Child Life Disaster Relief focuses on ensuring that all children have tools and resources useful in positive coping and resilience during and after disasters. The organization relies on Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) to carry out this mission.  CCLSs are trained professionals who focus on providing developmentally appropriate explanations, support, and opportunities for children and teens to process …

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Gilroy, CA Children’s Disaster Services Critical Response

Two members of Child Life Disaster Relief will be deploying today with our partner, Children’s Disaster Services (CDS), for a CDS Critical Response assignment to Gilroy, California. While there, Kristen Cady and Cindy Shapiro will be working together with their CDS teammates in a Family Assistance Center to provide support to the children affected by …

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Many thanks

Thanks to all those at the Association of Child Life Professional’s Annual Conference who attended our disaster relief session and our informational open house!  We are continually amazed and encouraged by your enthusiasm for this necessary work. Click to rate this resource! [Total: 0 Average: 0]

Deployment Alert: Taloga, OK Wildfires

Our partner, Children’s Disaster Services, has sent a team to Taloga, OK to assist children and families affected by the wildfires.  We are requesting availability from any CLDR CDS certified volunteers within driving distance to e-mail Kathy Fry-Miller at [email protected] with your availability.  They especially have needs for support this weekend.     Click to rate …

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A Season for Thankfulness – CLDR Volunteers

Lastly in our season of gratefulness, we want to give a special THANK YOU to our incredible volunteers who are at the heart of Child Life Disaster Relief.  This past year we had 35 volunteers deploy with Children’s Disaster Services teams to 8 national disasters.  These include: Missouri Tornadoes, The Mariposa, CA Wildfires, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane …

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A Season for Thankfulness – Financial & Material Support

CLDR is deeply grateful for the generous financial and material support we have received this year. We hit significant roadblocks this year where financial support was necessary to continue our initiatives.  At the same time, Child’s Play reached out to us and we have been overwhelmed by their support.  Child’s Play is not only providing …

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A Season for Thankfulness – CLDR Local Task Force & VUF

Throughout the year, one of the main goals of CLDR has been to expand our local services across the nation.  It is our vision to have CLDR certified child life specialists responding to small-scale local events through systematic integration with their local emergency entities – American Red Cross, Emergency Management Agencies, first responders, etc.  Through …

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A Season for Thankfulness – CLDR Local Task Force & VUF

Throughout the year, one of the main goals of CLDR has been to expand our local services across the nation.  It is our vision to have CLDR certified child life specialists responding to small-scale local events through systematic integration with their local emergency entities – American Red Cross, Emergency Management Agencies, first responders, etc.  Through …

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A Season for Thankfulness- Our Resources Task Force

We want to kick of this season of thankfulness by showing our gratitude for the CLDR Resources Task Force. The Resources Task force has worked throughout last year on gathering and examining all the various materials and literature available from a variety of sources.  The goal has been to utilize child life expertise to select, …

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