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2-1-1  It’s been two months since the tragedy at Tops on Jefferson. If you need services, please follow the link below to view our ongoing list. 211 can be reached by calling 211 24/7 or texting your zip code to 898-211 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Erie County Dept. of Health has provided this newsletter with helpful tips on Coping with Grief and Trauma and resources the community can access.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together.
These resources include:

Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Handouts include:

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS)