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This week Connecticut witnessed one of the worse tragedies in its history. The innocent victims of this unthinkable violence stay in our thoughts and prayers as a nation continues to offer the community of Newtown its support. Below you will find information and resources regarding this tragedy, along with links and updates on Congressional action.

President Barack Obama's Remarks at Newtown Inter-Faith Vigil


Statements & Releases

Larson Statement on Newtown Tragedy

Larson: To do Nothing is to be Complicit

Connecticut Delegation Resolution Condemning Horrific Attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Expressing Support and Prayers for those Impacted by the Tragedy Passes Senate, House

Message from the First Congressional Youth Cabinet

Connecticut Delegation Statement on Presidential Citizens Medal to be Awarded to Newtown Educators


-The Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross offers a variety of multilingual resources on helping children cope with disaster and on taking care of yourself emotionally

-The Mental Health Association of Connecticut also provides crisis information and helps people in need of mental health professionals

-Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut is making its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources available to anyone who needs help coping with the Newtown shootings. Resources include telephone-based counseling, online resources focused on dealing with grief, and help finding needed services

The U.S. Department of Education provides many resources to help families, teachers, and student, including:

-Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center

-Helping Youth and Children Recover from Traumatic Events

-Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans