Talking with Children About the Connecticut School Shootings

All over the country people are horrified at the shootings that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our hearts go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.  While many facts of the shooting remain to be learned, tonight millions of parents will do their best to try and talk to their children about what happened.  […]

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“Counselors Are on the Scene” – Now What?

(Editor’s note:  Primary care clinicians pride themselves on being able to handle medical emergencies, but the best response after an emotional trauma is less well known.  We often hear after such events that “counselors have been called in” but what do they actually do?  On this 9/11 anniversary, Robin Pesci, who directs a local crisis […]

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Talking about Disaster in the Wake of Irene

Back to school season, typically a time of exciting new starts for children, has taken a blow in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, which along with catastrophic destruction in towns across the state of Vermont and region, has caused widespread school closings and delays. Parents and teachers may currently be faced with the challenge […]