There is a resource center that helps families in need who are struggling with mental health issues of their children. This weekend there will be a bike ride to help the organization.
“We estimate that 60% of the children seen in our outpatient clinic suffer from the effects of a trauma or numerous traumas they have experienced in their lives,” said Michael Wynne, chief executive officer of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center (PCRC). “Surely, most are not as dramatic as Newtown but significant enough to have negative consequences on their lives. We hope tragedies like Newtown raise a lasting awareness of the seriousness of mental health issues and the importance of providing resources in the community to help children recover from trauma. We hope our programs and our networking in the community help raise awareness.”