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*Resources Related to Trauma, Mass Violence, & Gun Violence*

*Resources Related to Trauma, Mass Violence, & Gun Violence*

Please use to find resources on how to talk to children and assisting your communities' response to trauma. Please check back as resources continue to be added.

Health resources

  • Health Providers - Search for the "Trauma/PTSD" category, then filter on the left "Health Providers"
  • Care Plus NJ - Trauma Recovery CenterThe CarePlus Bergen Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) facilitates healing by providing comprehensive mental health services for Bergen County youth and adults who are survivors of violent crimes. The TRC Support Services are provided with respect, compassion and cultural competence to promote healing. 
  • David Cuozzo, M.Ed. - I am a board-certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and specialize in the treatment of anxiety and trauma with a focus on Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, and Social Anxiety Disorder in adults and adolescents. I also work with individuals suffering from depression and/or substance abuse. 
  • Forge VFR Healthcare - Forge VFR (Veteran and First Responder) is mission-focused on improving the mental health and well-being of active-duty service members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families.

  • Kean Psychological Services Telehealth - We are now offering telehealth Therapy free-of-charge to the community. We are proud to offer no-cost therapeutic services through telehealth (online/web) during the daytime and extended evening hours. Call us at (908) 737-5890 to find out more and to schedule a screening.

community Resources

  • Bergen County Grief CounselingStart your journey to healing along with others who can relate. Facilitated by a licensed therapist, these professionally led groups offer the opportunity to get support and meet people going through similar situations.

  • Body Positive WorksBody Positive Works takes a trauma-informed approach to all of our practices and services. Our practitioners are continually seeking education and training from world-renowned trauma experts to provide the most up-to-date information to work alongside you.

  • Cop2Cop - Peer SupportThe country’s only legislated statewide police crisis intervention helpline. Cop2Cop provides peer and clinical support services, clinical assessments, referrals, and critical incident stress management to New Jersey law enforcement members and their families.

  • healingSPACE - sexual violence resource center for all of Bergen County. We provide a confidential 24/7 hotline to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, their families and friends.

  • Helping Kids Grieve Toolkit from Sesame Street: Coping with the death of a loved one brings enormous challenges for the whole family. Grieving may never completely end, but working through the difficult feelings can become easier with time. Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together.

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network - In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together.

  • Never Alone Again Domestic Violence Organization & Resource CenterWe are dedicated to providing high quality and individually tailored support services to victims and survivors of domestic violence/abuse. We provide workshops, resources, services and support to women and families in need.

  • Traumatic Loss Coalitions (TLC) - an interactive, statewide network that offers collaboration and support to professionals working with school age youth. Bergen County TLC Coordinator: Jennifer Velten, MA, LPC, ACS (201)-250-6660 (M) [email protected]

  • The Nurtured ParentThe Nurtured Parent assists adults seeking the opportunity to heal from the debilitating effects of abuse., and operates on the front lines supporting survivors through free weekly support group meetings, therapeutic outings and workshops, and public awareness conferences and events. 

Miscellaneous Resources

Resources in Regards to Mass Shootings & Gun Violence

Please find resources on how to talk to children and assisting your communities' response to mass shootings and other violent events. Key things to remember when talking with youth are:

  • Start to Conversation  (ask your child what they have heard )
  • Make sure you have accurate information
  • Encourage children to ask questions from a trusted adult
  • Limit media exposure
  • Be a positive role model

Resources provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

General Resources:

Resources for Parents and Guardians:

Health Services
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Last Updated: 04/05/23