In the Media

Resources available for children, youth, and families who are grieving

April 23, 2009

 Contact: Gail Rosenberg, 488-6912,

The unexpected death of a young person is a tragedy, and is difficult for the youth’s family, friends, teachers, and a grieving community. Howard Center First Call program is available to provide in person or phone support to children and families in Chittenden County at

Howard Center clinicians, including First Call staff, will be at Essex High School on Friday, April 24, between 11am-2pm to provide support to students, faculty, and families impacted by the death of a student. The school will open that day during school vacation week specifically for this purpose.

Howard Center’s web site has links to a list of recent resources for youth, parents, and providers in response to tragedies:, News and Events.

First Call is Howard Center’s free 24/7 crisis service for children and families.

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