ACA and The American Red Cross
Interested in Becoming a Certified Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer?
As a Red Cross partner, ACA provides training to become a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer. ACA members have been deployed through the Red Cross to such incidents as Hurricane Katrina, Virginia Tech, & Northern Illinois University. Each year free training is available to ACA members at the ACA Annual Conference. Upon course completion, attendees will receive continuing education credit and become eligible to be deployed by the Red Cross both locally and nationally. Interested members must meet the following criteria:
- Participants must be licensed for independent practice by the State Counseling Licensure Board from the state in which you reside. Counselors in a two-tier state must be licensed at the higher, independent practice level; or a school counselor or school psychologist who has successfully completed a masters or doctoral degree and holds a current state license or state certification. For more information check the following links:
- Valid practicing license (or school counseling certificate) at the time of training.
- Current ACA member in good standing
The next training will be offered at the ACA 2015 Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL on March 12, 2015. Download application here.
You can also contact your local Red Cross chapter to get certification. Find your local chapter at http://www.redcross.org/en/where
Questions? Contact Debbie Beales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-347-6647 x306.
Disaster Mental Health Resources
The following Fact Sheets were compiled by the ACA Traumatology Interest Network, lead by its facilitator, Karin Jordan. They are a base platform for learning about the skills for dealing with disaster mental health. Karin Jordan is the Facilitator of the ACA Traumatology Interest Network.
Trauma Interest Network
To join the Trauma Interest Network, send an email to Holly Clubb with your request. Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.