At every ACA Conference, counselors are able to become trained in disaster mental health response through the American Red Cross. Here is information from the American Red Cross if you, or another counselor you know, is interested in deploying to Texas to help with Harvey.
The American Red Cross has activated a Direct Deployment process to recruit new Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers to assist with hurricane relief efforts. Volunteer recruitment information for health and mental health professionals can be found at
Please consider becoming a Red Cross volunteer and assisting the people and communities affected by this devastating storm. Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers must have a master’s degree or higher and be licensed or certified in a mental health profession (if retired, they must have held a license/certificate within the past 5 years). The Red Cross will provide training, transportation, food and lodging. It is expected that DMH volunteers will serve on the operation for one week or longer, plus two travel days.