We are in partnership with Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) for national and local deployments. They have 35+ years of experience provide specialized child-centered play opportunities to children in the immediate aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.  They have been providing disaster deployment training since 1980.

Upcoming CDS Trainings & Locations:


February 22 – 23, 2019 Washington, PA Register Now
March 1 – 2, 2019 Redding, CA Register Now
March 23 – 24, 2019 LaVerne, CA Register Now
April 10 – 11, 2019 Chicago, IL Registration Coming Soon

*For Certified Child Life Specialists only

April 12 -13, 2019 North Manchester, IN Register Now


Click Here  for more details on training content and what to bring.


Workshop Costs for Participants:

  • Standard CDS trainings are $45 for early bird registration ($55 for late)

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 info@cldisasterrelief.org to request PDU’s if you have not received them.


If you are interested in more information about hosting a training in your area, please fill out the contact form below and we will be in contact with you shortly with more information.