• Respond
    • Respond in-person to call for small-scale or single-family local disaster incidents (fires, shootings, fatal accidents, etc.)
    • Provide psychosocial support in the immediate and direct aftermath of disasters and traumatic experiences in the community
    • Respond via phone to requests from emergency responders, parents, teachers, day-care providers, etc. for consultation regarding small-scale or single-family local disaster incidents
    • Provide written materials and resources, as needed
    • Refer appropriate individuals for additional support to Red Cross Mental Health team
    • Communicate activities back to CLDR 2x/year (if there is no local program manager)


  • Certified Child Life Specialist
  • Complete required training through CDS or Red Cross
  • We highly recommend those in this role obtain CDS certification

How to become:

  1. Complete CLDR Local Responder information form