Resiliency Center of Newtown

NRC_Logo_NEWThe Resiliency Center of Newtown is a program of Tuesday’s Children, formed in the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. Our mission is to provide long-term support and healing assistance to those impacted on that day and forever after. One of the lessons learned from other tragedies (e.g., 9/11, Oklahoma City, etc.) is that it is critical to provide effective long-term services to communities impacted by traumatic events.

Implementing Tuesday’s Children’s long-term healing model, the Resiliency Center of Newtown offers a variety of programs, services, and events designed to help those suffering from trauma to recover and move forward with their lives in a positive way. The Resiliency Center of Newtown will empower the residents of Newtown and surrounding areas to help one another restore a sense of emotional well-being in themselves and their community.

Serving The Greater Newtown Community

The organization provides trauma-informed assistance and referral services, as well as community outreach programs of various kinds. These services are intended to be complimentary, not duplicative and are designed to support the following community members:

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School families
  • All Newtown public and private school teachers and staff members (including bus drivers, extra-curricular activity sponsors, coaches, instructors, volunteers, etc.)
  • All first responders and clergy
  • All Newtown and greater Newtown area residents, families and friends

Program Offerings:

  • Community Outreach Events: These events include festivals, professional sports events, and other social activities designed to bring the community together to heal. These events will have trauma-informed staff available.
  • Training Programs: The organization recruits industry experts for their services to provide training to professionals and others in the areas of trauma-informed counseling, grief counseling, PTSD, identifying at-risk behavior and depression (suicide, drug abuse, etc.).
  • Mentorship & Guidance Programs: Designed to offer mentorship and play partners for victims’ siblings, babysitters and friends.
  • Additional programs will offer career guidance, resume-building seminars and job placement for those who wish to change careers.
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