Children’s Disaster Services is a Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministry that involves volunteers from many faith communities who provide a calm, safe and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos that follows disaster by setting up and operating special childcare centers in disaster locations. Parents are then able to apply for assistance and begin to put their lives back together, knowing their children are safe.
The training will allow you to understand and respond to children who have experienced a disaster, and the information learned at this training can be beneficial to anyone working with children.
CDS provides specialized training for all its volunteers. The CDS Volunteer Training is a comprehensive 25-hour event that uses applied, experiential activities to help the participants integrate their learning.