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In Wake of Newtown School Shooting, Helping Children and Families Cope with Trauma

United Way 2-1-1offer advice and support in wake of horror of Newtown school shooting

 

From the awesome folks at 211 and The United Way comes some important help on how to talk to our kids in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown:

Our hearts are with the families of those affected by today's shooting in Newtown.

United Way 2-1-1, Connecticut's statewide information and referral and crisis line, wants you to know that we are available 24 hours a day to connect families with the resources they need in the wake of this tragedy. If you or your child need assistance, dial 2-1-1, to reach call specialists trained in handling crisis situations.

Resources Available

EMPS - 2-1-1 is the access point for Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services, a mobile crisis line for children and youth. Dial 2-1-1 and press 1 to reach a crisis call specialist who can connect you directly to a mental health clinician in your area.

www.211ct.org - visit our website to find local trauma resources. Enter your zip code or town and search (under Search by Service Keyword) for one of the following terms: Child Guidance, Therapy Referrals, Bereavement Counseling, General Bereavement Support Groups or Crime Victim/Witness Counseling.

Click on the links below for other resources to help children cope with traumatic events.

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