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CDS provides specialized training for all of its volunteers. The CDS Volunteer Workshop is a comprehensive 27-hour workshop that uses applied, experiential activities to help the participants integrate their learning.

Workshop includes:

  • Types and phases of disaster
  • Children
    • Their needs after a disaster
    • Responding to them in a healing manner
    • Using play to begin emotional recovery
  • CDS Centers
    • Setup and operation
    • Safety procedures
  • Self care on site and after returning home
  • A shelter simulation

What should I bring to the workshop?
Clothing for sitting on the floor, Camping Gear (sleeping bag or blankets, pillow, air mattress, flashlight) Personal items (towel, washcloth, toiletries).