The staff at CPAC joins families around the state in extending our deepest condolences to the entire community of Newtown. Tragic events such as this one are very challenging for families, schools and entire communities. We hope you find the resources below useful in helping your children find some comfort and sense of safety in the face of such tragedy.
- EMPS – Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services is 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.
- 211ct.org – Visit the 211 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.
- The Center for School Mental Health “Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools”
- “A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope” from the National Association of School Psychologists