CLDR CARE Team

C-ommunity  |  A-wareness  |  R-esponse  |  E-ducation 

Local CARE Teams Map

About CARE Teams

We know that disasters start and end at a local level. Empowering, equipping and educating the communities that we live and work in will help them better support children as they turn tragedy into triumph.  

Our CARE Teams began in 2019 with the goal of integrating Child Life Services into communities around the country with a clear focus on community disaster response and supporting children.

Each team is made up of 1-2 program manager volunteer(s). Our Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) program managers work with CCLS’s that are interested in becoming local responder volunteers within a 50-mile radius of the community. The program manager, with the support of the local responders, engages in community outreach and education on the unique needs of children impacted by disaster. 

The CARE Team is also able to respond with community organizations virtually and in person when a disaster occurs.

How to Get Involved

The first step in joining a CARE Team is to fill out our “Join our Network” form. CLDR leadership strategically reviews all forms bi-annually. If you are interested in starting a CARE Team in your community, please fill out the form and indicate your desire to be a program manager. 

How to contact a CARE Team

How to contact a CARE Team to receive education/support in your community?

Each CARE Team program manager is listed below. Click on the envelope to email them directly.

If you don’t see a CARE Team in your area, please email our leadership at [email protected]

Program Manager Volunteers

Cara Smith, MA, CCLS

Education Coordinator, Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Kansas City
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Tiffany Heinz

Tiffany Heinz, BA, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Detroit
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Debbie_Wagers

Debbie Wagers, MHA, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Omaha
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Tammy

Tammy Hayes, BS, CCLS, CPST, CIMI

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Sacramento
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Danielle Eaves Hernandez MPH, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Jacksonville
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lori

Lori Denault, MS, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : San Francisco
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Colleen Rosen, BA, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Cleveland
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Cheryl

Cheryl Lawrence, BS, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Baltimore
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Tracy Munt, BS, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Washington, DC area
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Alyssa

Alyssa Cooperider, BS, CCLS, CPST

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Boston
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Amelia Ryan, BA, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Kansas City
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Laura Cadge, CCLS

Local Program Manager

COMMUNITY : Houston
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