Children’s Disaster Services

2016 workshop dates and locations

CDS Cincinatti Training
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Tampa, Florida
September 10

This is a specialized training for Child Life Professionals. If you are a Child Life Specialist, please contact Katie Nees,, for information on how to register.

Kalamazoo, Michigan
September 30 - October 1, 2016

Training Location:
Skyridge Church of the Brethren
394 S. Drake Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Local Contact: Kristi Woodwyk
Telephone: 616-886-7530

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Manassas, Virginia
October 14 - 15, 2016

Training Location:
Manassas Church of the Brethren
10047 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Local Contact: Sonja Harrell
Telephone: 703-368-4683

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Seattle, Washington
December 2 - 3, 2016

Training Location:
American Red Cross, NW Region
1900 25th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Local Contact: Maria Halverson
Telephone: 206-779-2709

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Independence, Missouri
February 3 - 4, 2017

Training Location:
Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
2820 S. 291 Frontage Rd.
Independence, MO 64057

Local Contact: Skye R. Paige
Telephone: 816-945-7595

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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