This is a Children’s Disaster Services Training
As of June 2015, we have formed a partnership with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) for national and local deployments. They are an organization with 35+ years of experience working with the American Red Cross and FEMA to provide specialized child-centered play opportunities to children in the immediate aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster. They have been providing intensive trainings since 1980. With this partnership, child life specialists will be able to participate in smaller-scale local events as well as larger-scale national disasters by providing child-centered play opportunities with Children’s Disaster Services.
CDS training includes an overnight shelter simulation as a valuable part of the learning experience. Since shelters and cots are typical for many disaster situations, participants will sleep on cots for experiential learning during the training.
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Workshop Costs for Participants:
- $45.00 – early registration fee includes all meals, curriculum, and one overnight
- $55.00 – late registration fee when less than three weeks before
Child Life PDU’s:
PDU’s are available for child life specialists. We will send out PDU’s after the training has been completed, however feel free to contact us at email@example.com to request PDU’s if you have not received them.