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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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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Volunteer at Camp Noah this Summer

Wondering what it’s like to volunteer with our partner Camp Noah? Read on to learn from Claire Humphreys, a Child Life Disaster Relief member and child life student who volunteered with Camp Noah last summer. We expect to have specific dates/locations for Camp Noah summer 2020 soon, in the meantime, we are recruiting volunteers in …

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Child Life Disaster Relief is headed to Puerto Rico

On January 7, Puerto Rico was struck by its strongest earthquake since 1918 and has since experienced over 1,000 aftershocks. It has been just over two years since Hurricane Maria devastated the island and Puerto Ricans are struggling with the effects of another natural disaster. It’s yet another crisis that reminds us of the growing …

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UPDATE and REQUEST FOR CCLS RESPONDERS for POTENTIAL DEPLOYMENT – PUERTO RICO

We are continuing to pursue a potential deployment opportunity in Puerto Rico for CCLSs to work directly with children affected by the recent earthquake. Please indicate your interest and potential availability HERE. There is possibility of sending individuals who do not speak Spanish since most of the people are bilingual in the environments we are …

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Deployment Availability Needed – Puerto Rico

Calling all Certified Child Life Specialists- we are working on logistics for a potential deployment to Puerto Rico.  CCLSs are needed to work with the kids directly impacted by earthquakes on the island. Spanish speaking may likely be a necessity for this deployment, although we are still determining the specific needs.  We will be giving …

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Bahamas – Team 4

Bahamas – Team 4 Ashley Zani (lead), Erin Myers, Gail Klayman Deployment Dates: October 21-27th   We spent most of our time working with children at the Kendal Isaacs Gym this week.  Each day we worked with approximately 25-45 children on socialization through group activities and play, serving about 280 children total throughout the week. Aggression …

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