Program helps children suffering from PTSD

Good Morning CT at Nine

Many of us associate PTSD with veterans but you may be surprised to learn that many Connecticut children deal with the disorder after experiencing trauma at home.

Jim Maffuid and Leeora Netter, with the Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT, joined Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to talk about the “Child First Program.”

The Child Guidance Clinic for Central CT is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive mental health evaluation and treatment, crisis intervention and outreach services to children, adolescents and their families in the greater Meriden area.

The Child First early intervention program is the first of its kind in Connecticut and is completely free.

The most common causes to PTSD in children are exposure to Intimate Partner Violence, community violence, war, physical and/or sexual abuse and accidents, such as a car crash.

For more details, watch the video above. For more information about the program, go to www.cgccentralct.org. 

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