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United Way 2-1-1: Helping Children and Families Cope with Trauma

In response to Friday's tragedy in Newtown, 2-1-1 Child Care has created a list of resources to support caregivers. These resources can be found on the 2-1-1 Child Care website, and include valuable information on how to help children and caregivers heal in the aftermath of a trauma.

Dial 2-1-1, Connecticut's statewide, toll-free, 24 hour information and referral service or click here for additional mental health, emergency preparedness and grief counseling resources.

Trauma Resources for Children and Families

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children After Disasters
After the Shooting: Helping Young Children Heal

From Child Care Aware
Crisis and Disaster Resources

From the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Coping with a School Shooting

From the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership
Tips for Tots