Children’s Disaster Services

2015 workshop dates and locations

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Have questions? Find out more about CDS workshops, including what to expect and what to bring.

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
September 18-19, 2015

Tropical Sands Christian Church
2726 Burns Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Local Contacts: Lynn Gold and Mary Sue Staudt
Telephone: 561-881-9852 and 561-626-5560 and

Register online

Cincinnati, Ohio
October 16-17, 2015

Cincinnati Red Cross
2111 Dana Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Local Contact: Katie Nees
Telephone: 513-410-9286

Register online

Frederick, Maryland
October 30-31, 2015

Frederick Church of the Brethren
201 Fairview Avenue
Frederick MD 21701

Local Contact: Jim Dorsch
Telephone: 240-409-7206

Register online

Special Partnership Workshop-—November 6, 2015
Child Life Specialist Regional Conference, pre-conference session,Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
This session is only available to Child Life Specialists.
For more info, contact Kathy Fry-Miller

Sebring, Florida
January 29-30, 2016

Sebring Church of the Brethren
700 S. Pine St.
Sebring, FL 33870

Local Contact: Terry Smalley
Telephone: 863-253-1098

Register online

Windham, Maine
April 1-2, 2016

Cumberland Co. Emergency Management Agency
22 High St.
Windham, ME 04062

Local Contact: Margaret Cushing
Telephone: 207-892-6785

Register online

CDS workshops, including what to expect and what to bring.

For more information, contact:

Children’s Disaster Services, 
800-451-4407, option 5

In lieu of online registration, you may print out and mail the registration form:
Volunteer Workshop Registration Form (PDF)


  • $45.00 - early registration fee includes all meals, curriculum, and one overnight
  • $55.00 - late registration fee when mailed less than three weeks before
  • $25.00 - retraining fee

Workshops are limited to 25 persons, so please register early.

Workshops are scheduled throughout the year. To be notified of upcoming workshops, please send an e-mail with your name, address, and e-mail address to:

For more information contact:
Children's Disaster Services, 800-451-4407, ext. 5