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Our thoughts and hearts are with the families in Uvalde Texas. 

Catastrophic events such as the recent shootings at Robb Elementary School are difficult to understand and can make us feel sad, angry and hopeless; we all need to remember that we are not alone!  Such events can be traumatic and may affect our children’s health and emotional well-being.  We encourage you to connect with one another and reach out if you are in need help; our Behavioral Health Staff is available for support as needed.

The following is a list of resources you may find helpful in responding to  your children and coping with the recent events in Uvalde.

For additional support: NCTSN Resources in Response to Robb Elementary School Shooting

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If your child is in crisis, call 911 or Mobile Crisis Intervention:

Worcester 24-hour access number: 1-866-549-2142 (Community HealthLink, Inc)
MetroWest 24-hour access number: 1-800-640-5432 (Advocates)
North County 24-hour access number: 1-800-977-5555 (Community HealthLink, Inc.)
South County 24-hour access number: 1-800-294-4665 (Riverside Community Care)

Additional emergency numbers:

988 suicide and crisis lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat

Crisis counselor

Connect with a Crisis Counselor by texting HOME to 741741

Community services informational and referral hotline: 211
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Parent Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188

At Child Health Associates we are dedicated to enhancing the growth, development, and well-being of all children, from birth through adolescence including your child’s mental and behavioral health.

Our Behavioral Health Staff are available to our patients to provide consultation and/or referrals for mild to moderate emotional and behavioral challenges by providing

  • Clinical assessment with treatment recommendations
  • Individual and Family support
  • Information and resources related to education, behavioral and developmental needs

If your child requires further support, our behavioral health department will provide a list of community providers and services.

We also have a Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist on staff to provide psychiatric consultation to primary care physicians. Your child’s primary care physician may request a psychiatric evaluation and if appropriate, brief medication management to treat:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders
  • Disruptive disorders
  • Trauma and stress-related disorders

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