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Noah

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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DisastersCracks

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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Midwest Disaster Response Update: Missouri and Ohio

A Certified Child Life Specialist and member of Child Life Disaster Relief, Corinne Joplin, deployed Friday with our partner Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) to Jefferson City, Missouri. In one-day, her and the CDS team were able to work with over 30 children who had been affected by an F3 tornado and severe flooding in the area. …

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Teachers, Vital Team Members in the Wake of Disasters

Many people have heard the saying “it takes a village” when it comes to raising a family.  For many families, that “village” provides support, guidance, resources, ideas, and respite, and can include anyone from neighbors, to relatives, to friends, and others whom they see fit for the job.  Teachers play a large role in that …

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Post Traumatic Growth & Resiliency

Many are aware of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). A lesser known concept, Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is more common and very real. Dr. Gretchen M. Miller, a Certified Art Therapist and Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, describes what Post-Traumatic Growth is and how it, “has strong, long-term positive effects for survivors of trauma.” View this fascinating article at: …

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trainings

2019 Trainings Update

Check out the latest 2019 Children’s Disaster Services training dates and locations – register now to secure your spot!   CDS offers two types of training workshops – a standard CDS training and a child life specific training. Child life specialist are welcome to attend either training for CDS certification eligibility, child life students must …

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Registration Open! Fort Worth, TX Child Life – Children’s Disaster Services Training

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the one-day Children’s Disaster Services training hosted by Cook Children’s Hospital Child Life Department in Fort Worth, Texas.  This training will be on March 25th and is open to child life specialists**.   Space is limited and we expect the spots to fill quickly, so register soon if you’d like …

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