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Stand with Families and Children of Texas and New York

We Stand in Solidarity with Uvalde and Buffalo

We stand in solidarity with the families of the children and teachers in Uvalde, TX as well as the patrons, and employees taken away from us in Buffalo, NY. We offer our compassion and support as we all continue to process this loss in the aftermath of this heinous act.

The following are helpful resources that offer support in dealing with the aftermath of these traumatic events.

Talking to Children about the Shooting
Talking to Children about Violence
Community-Based Supports

NASP has additional information for parents and educators on school safety, violence
prevention, children’s trauma reactions, and crisis response at

Infant Formula Shortage

Get Help Finding Infant Formula

Due to the national infant formula and critical medical food shortage, the Federal government has been working to increase the availability of these items. Although steps are being taken to mediate the problem, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has developed an infant formula fact sheet that can assist those in need in finding formula locally and online.

Fact sheets:

Infant Formula Shortage Tips (English)
Escasez De Leche De Formula Para Bebes: (Espanol)

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 500-4412


Register for our COVID-19 Safety Information Session

Have you tested positive for COVID at home and are uncertain about what to do next?

On Wednesday, June 22 at 6 pm EST, join Liany Arroyo, public health expert and director of Hartford's Department of Health and Human Services, for a virtual presentation and discussion about how to stay safe from COVID. This 1-hour long presentation co-hosted by Health Equity Solutions and Waterbury Youth Services will include public health information about COVID, including how to avoid the transmission of COVID, the differences in COVID vaccines and how the vaccines are produced, and what next steps to take if you test positive for COVID on a test at home. Liany Arroyo will be available for questions after the presentation, and attendees are encouraged to bring questions about navigating COVID to the event. This event will also include Spanish translation and is free and open to anyone in the greater Waterbury area.
You can register to attend by using the following link.

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