How to help the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre

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There are several ways to help the victims’ families of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday that killed 26 people.

The United Way of Western Connecticut has set up this fund to provide support services to families and the community.

The nonprofit mental health clinic Newtown Youth and Family Services will be open for grief counseling. They say all donations made at this time will go to helping those impacted.

The Newtown Parent Connection has also pledged to try and bring in extra counselors to help parents cope.

Some private funds have been set up to help victims as well. The Newtown Memorial fund is taking donations and is also actively recruiting volunteers and offers of help of all kinds.

A fund has also been set up to help the family of 6-year-old Emilie Parker, who was killed at Sandy Hook. For ways to help her family you can visit the fund’s Facebook page.

Save The Children has released 10 tips for parents wondering how to help their children deal with their feelings about such a traumatic event.

A number of other organizations, such as the National Association of School Psychologists, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, have released recommendations for parents and teachers as to how to support children if they want to talk about what happened.

Sandy Hook Elementary is located at 12 Dickenson Drive, Sandy Hook, Conn., 06482, for anyone wanting to send a card.

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