Children’s Disaster Services

2016 workshop dates and locations

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

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

Jacksonville, Florida
March 18-19, 2016

Florida Christian Center
1115 Edgewood Ave. South
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Local Contact: Tina Christian
Telephone: 561-475-6602

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

LaVerne, California
April 16-17, 2016

LaVerne Church of the Brethren
2425 E. Street
LaVerne, CA 91750

Local Contact: Kathy Benson
Telephone: 909-593-4868

Register online

In addition, CDS has two specialized, employer-sponsored workshops scheduled:

  • New Orleans, LA, January 12, Agenda for Children (Child Care Resource and Referral)
  • Orange, CA, February 29-March 1, Social Service Agency, Orange County Government

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