As flood waters are rising throughout the midwest, we would like to put out a reminder that these waters can be dangerous, often more so sitting still. Child Life Disaster Relief is a big fan of play. It’s powerful, healing, and beautiful. Seeing little ones play in flood water however is less so. In Missouri […]
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.
We are so excited to have these (pictured) child life specialists and students joining the CLDR movement from the recent Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) training in Independence, Missouri! Participants at this training spent 27 hours together preparing to work with kids in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. We want to thank all those who made the
Just a Single Day. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to help people. I have found joy in offering a helping hand, small favor, even just a smile. I think that desire to be of assistance is what initially drew me to child life. There are so many things I love about