Limited funds are available to assist with the out-of-pocket costs for brain health and wellness activities for those most impacted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook School. For a list of frequently asked questions about eligibility and how to submit claims for coverage, please click here CRF Fund 2021
In 2021 the Fund will provide payment (or reimbursement) of authorized mental health treatments totaling up to $1,500 for eligible individuals and or families. Health & Wellness activities and Social Emotional Enrichment Services are no longer covered by the Foundation.
Funding is provided through the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Past contributors have also included the Newtown Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Newtown, and the Newtown Memorial Fund.
We often receive feedback from families who are struggling to explain the Sandy Hook tragedy to children who were not yet in school at the time or who have moved to Newtown since the tragedy. The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has developed programs to help families discuss this with their children. Please call RCN at 203-364-9750 to learn more. This resource might also be helpful Guidelines-Talking-to-Kids-About-Tragedies.
CT Office of Victim Services – www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim
The Child Trauma Academy – http://childtrauma.org/
The Center for Complicated Grief – www.complicatedgrief.org
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students – https://grievingstudents.org
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – http://www.nctsn.org
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement – https://sowkweb.usc.edu/about/centers-affiliations/national-center-school-crisis-and-bereavement
National Center for PTSD – http://www.ptsd.va.gov/