Children's Disaster Services is an organization that screens and trains volunteers who set up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers across the country.
|A Children's Disaster Services volunteer works with a child after the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado. Photo: CDS on Facebook|
|CDS volunteers helps a child paint after Tropical Storm Issac in 2012. Photo: CDS on Facebook|
The Arlington, Virginia workshop starts Friday, March 28, running overnight through Saturday, March 29, at Marymount University in Arlington:
1000 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22207
The registration fee is $55, and participants (over the age of 18) should bring a sleeping bag and personal items, because the 27-hour workshop includes an overnight stay in a simulated shelter.
In addition, workshop participants will get hands-on training on how to set up a Children's Disaster Service Center, and how to provide a calm, safe, and reassuring environment after a disaster. (See more details about the workshops.)
To register and to get additional contact information, visit: