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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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Hurricane Season is Upon Us: A reflection from Erin Silber

Summer has officially begun.  Most of the country revels in excitement because it’s finally that time of year for barbecues, swimming, boating, the beach, and being outside whenever possible.  Children are excited that school is out and they now get to have some summer fun.  Some parts of the country, however, know this joyous season …

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A Tribute to a CLDR Hero

  Dr. M. Anne Longo spent her life promoting the highest quality of care for children in distress, both-physically and emotionally. Anne was one of the first board members for Child Life Disaster Relief and brought her great wealth of knowledge about children’s needs, nursing, healthcare, business and how to be a change agent with …

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CLDR Local Expansion Packs- and a Veterans United Foundation Party!

We had a Local Expansion Pack party and it was so much fun!  The employees at Veterans United Home Loans gathered together in December to help assemble the Child Life Disaster Relief Local Expansion Packs.  More than 25 employees took time out of their day to unpack, organize, and assemble these backpacks full of our …

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Announcing a New Partnership: Dunkirk Refugee Children’s Centre

        Dunkirk Refugee Children’s Centre (refugeechildrenscentres.org) is an organization operating in La Liniere, a refugee camp in Dunkirk, France. The camp is home to approximately 1,500 refugees from the middle eastern regions, and with a capacity of 2,500, the population is expected to continue rising. The Children’s Centre is open on a …

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Child Life Specialist Reflects on Serving Families in Orlando

Certified child life specialist Erin Silber was deployed to Orlando to assist children and families impacted by the attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12th. Erin was deployed through our partnership with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) along side Katie Nees and a group of CDS volunteers. “To know that you’ve affected positively someone that has …

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New Opportunities!

Exciting news!  The last several months we have been working hard to bring you more opportunities to get involved in the Child Life Disaster Relief mission.  There are several new opportunities now available, for more details and to check them out, visit our opportunities page. Locally, we are still working on a systematic implementation model for …

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