Sent in by a listener in Waterbury, VT:
I am a clinical social worker and the co-director of the Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative a grant funded project between SAMHSA and the Department of Mental Health. We are affiliated with the National Truamatic Stress Network, which is a SAMHSA funded initiative. We are working with the 12 designated community mental health centers across VT to improve trauma informed services for children and families.
With Irene, we are going to see many families and children impacted by the hurricane. While Vermonters are resilient, I want to acknowledge that this event and the aftermath is traumatic for many. There are services available from higly trained mental health workers in our state.
I am hoping you might be able to share the following resources on your website. They were created by the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN.org) after Katrina. They could be very useful to many parents, school staff, community workers, etc.
Vermont Child Trauma Collaborative