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This page has been created as a centralized resource for parents and school counselors. 

All links provided on this page go to external sites. East Lyme Schools and its employees take no responsibility for the content and control of the information contained on the sites as they are provided as a resource to those who wish to utilize them.

 If you wish to post information here, please contact Chris Olsen at christopher.olsen@eastlymeschools.org


Regional Counseling Support Initiative


The Regional Counseling Support Initiative is a cooperative agreement amongst area schools. This agreement, based on a signed Memorandum of
Understanding provides clarity to participating schools. Each school agrees to make every effort to make available support personnel requested by a
member of the initiative in need of temporary counseling support. The current agreement runs through June 2018


The Regional Counseling Support Initiative includes the following schools:

    • Westbrook
    • Old Saybrook
    • Lyme/Old Lyme (Region18)
    • East Lyme
    • Waterford
    • New London
    • Groton
    • Stonington
    • North Stonington
    • Montville
    • Salem
    • Ledyard
    • Norwich Free Academy
    • Plainfield
    • Integrated Day Charter School (Norwich)
    • CT. Technical High School System (Grasso Tech, Norwich Tech)
    • Lebanon Public Schools
    • Chester, Deep River, Essex Public Schools (Region 4)
    • East Haddam
    • LEARN Schools:
        1. Marine Science Magnet High School
        2. Three Rivers Middle College Magnet High School
        3. Dual Language and Arts Magnet Middle School
        4. Regional Multicultural Magnet School
        5. The Friendship School
        6. CT. River Academy
        7. Goodwin Early Childhood Magnet School



Department of Children and Families Links

 CT Children's Behavioral Health Plan                       

CT Children's Behavioral Health Plan Executive Summary - (Items of interest Pg 2-H & Pg 7)


http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2558&q=314906 - Voluntary Services Program through D.C.F. for families requesting support through a variety of agencies


Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)


http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2917&q=335372 - Southeastern Mental Health Authority

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (Under age 18)

DIal - 211 for immediate assistance


http://www.empsct.org/   (Includes districts with MOU)

(Over age 18 EAST LYME and SALEM residents call – Southeast Mental Health Authority (860) 886-9302)


Family With Service Needs

http://www.dir.ct.gov/dcf/Policy/court46/46-3-31.htm Parents can file a Family With Service Needs report. Contact Chris Olsen if needed. christopher.olsen@eastlymeschools.org

http://www.jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/jm120a.pdf -  Parent complaint form



Family Support

American Red Cross - www.redcross.org/local/connecticut

Care and Share of East Lyme offering food, financial, and emergency support for families -  www.careandshareofel.org 

Shoreline Soup Kitchen, First Congregational Church of Old Lyme - shorelinesoupkitchens.org/get-help-2/congregational-church

Single Mother Grant info - http://singlemothersgrants.org/single-mothers-assistance-in-connecticut/

United Way Mobile Food Pantry - www.uwsect.org/food-center/mobilefoodpantry


Grief Management

Sesame Street Resources - http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/grief (Search "Greif")

The Cove Center for Grieving Children - http://www.covect.org/ 

SE CT Center for Hospice Care - https://www.hospicesect.org/bereavement-services/expressive-arts - Expressive Arts is related to children and the general Bereavement Services are Adult related

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement - www.schoolcrisiscenter.org

Coalition to Support Grieving Students - www.grievingstudents.org

National Child Traumatic Stress Network - http://www.nctsn.org/

National Association of School Psychologists - http://www.nasponline.org/

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - http://www.nctsn.org/

The American Academy of Pediatrics - http://www.aap.org/ (Search "Children and Disasters")

Mental Health America, Helping Children Cope with Tragedy Related Anxiety - http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/children-cope-with-tragedy

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: Restoring a Sense of Well-being in Children After Disaster 


Hartford Healthcare - Backus Hospital, Natchaug, Rushford - A Network of Providers and Resources  from the CT. River to the R.I. Border




The Human Rights Campaign - LGBT Civil Rights Advocacy Group - http://www.hrc.org/

Trevor Project providing Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Young People (ages 13-24) - http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network - http://www.glsen.org

Considerations When Providing Mental Health First Aid for an LGBTIQ person - https://mhfa.com.au/sites/default/files/considerations-when-providing-MHFA-to-an-LGBTIQ-person.pdf

Support and Advocacy for LBGT Community - http://rainbowheights.org/   

True Colors, Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services - http://www.ourtruecolors.org/

College choice support - guide to college for LGBTQ students.


Mental Health Info and Links

Connecituct Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 - http://www.preventsuicidect.org/files/2015/04/Suicide-Prevention-Plan-2010.pdf

Suicide Prevention Information - http://www.preventsuicidect.org/ - Utilize "Resources" tab on top of page and then choose appropriate section

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut - http://www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com/

Connecticut Mental Health Care Information - http://uwc.211ct.org/category/mental-health-care/

Connecticut Mental Health and Addiction services page - http://portal.ct.gov/Health-and-Social-Services/Healthcare-and-Wellness/Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Services/?TaxId=429

L&M Hospital Behavioral Medicine - http://www.lmphysicians.org/behavioral-medicine


Parent Resources for a variety of issues

Parent Resource Center through The Governor's Prevention Partnership    http://www.preventionworksct.org/resources/parent_resource.html

Parent Support Network through Partnership for Drug-Free Kids http://www.drugfree.org/community/parent-support-network/

Parent Resources through "My Bottom Line" - Red Flags for Opiate Abuse and Facilities for Substance Abuse http://mybottomline.info/

Statewide Family Advocacy for Children's Mental and Behavioral Health http://www.favor-ct.org/

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Improving access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. http://nctsnet.org/

L&M Hospital Behavioral Medicine (Counseling Services) - http://www.lmphysicians.org/behavioral-medicine

How to talk to your kids about Substance Abuse - http://www.rehabcenter.net/youth-and-substance-abuse/

Prescription Drug Recalls/Interactions/Complications/Side Effects - http://www.rxdangers.com/

2015 CT HS Student Risk Behavior Survey Results - http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/hisr/pdf/yrbs2015ct_codebook.pdf This is an anonymous and confidential school-based survey of high school students. 

American School Counselor Association - Guidance, Tips, and Resources - http://schoolcounselor.org/

Information relative to the safety of medications and medical devices - http://www.drugdangers.com/

Support network for families dealing with drug addictions - http://learn2cope.org/

National Association of School Psychologists - http://www.nasponline.org/

Treatment Placement Specialists - http://www.treatmentplacementspecialists.com/

Walden Behavioral Care for Psychiatric and Eating Disorders - http://www.waldenbehavioralcare.com/


Sexual Assualt/Victims of Crime Information

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT - http://www.saccec.org/

CT Alliance to End Sexual Assault - http://endsexualviolencect.org/

Jane Doe No More - https://www.janedoenomore.org/

State of CT Judicial Branch Office of Victim Services - http://www.jud.ct.gov/crimevictim/


Substance Abuse Links 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Clearing House for Drug and Alcohol Information - https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse - http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - http://www.madd.org/

Wikipedia - Illegal Drug Trade - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_drug_trade

Narcotics Anonymous - http://www.na.org/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

Alcoholics Anonymous - http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - https://ncadd.org/

Addiction Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.addictioncenter.com/ 

Project Courage - http://www.projectcourageworks.com/

Drug Rehab - https://www.drugrehab.com/

Additction Rehab Center - https://www.teenrehabcenter.org/resources/

Connecticut's Substance Abuse and Treatment website - http://portal.ct.gov/Health-and-Social-Services/Healthcare-and-Wellness/Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Services/substance-abuse//    

The Governor's Prevention Partnership Resources Page - http://www.preventionworksct.org/resources/resources.html

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admisitration (SAMHSA) Alcohol Conversation starters - Five Conversation Goals

 Parent Resources through "My Bottom Line" - Red Flags for Opiate Abuse and Facilities for Substance Abuse - http://mybottomline.info/        

Nationwide Addiction Rehab Centers - http://www.rehabcenter.net/

Addiction Resources for family, friends, and those addicted - https://addictionresource.com

Addiction Resources including facilities, meeting places and counseling - https://detoxrehab.com 

Detox to Rehab CT Resources - https://detoxtorehab.com/connecticut/

Drug and Alcohol recovery and treatment - http://www.koolrecovery.com/ 

Support Group Project - Connections and links to support groups - http://www.supportgroupproject.org/

Drug Treatment Center Finder/Addictionary - http://www.drugtreatmentcenterfinder.com/

The Recovery Village is a Florida based Rehab Facility - https://www.thereoveryvillage.com/

South Shores Recovery, Southern CA - http://www.southshoresrecovery.com/

Alcohol Rehab and Recovery - https://alcorehab.org/

Drug and Alcohol Detox Assistance - http://detoxrehabs.org/

Aware Recovery Care - https://www.awarerecoverycare.com/


Tobacco Cessation Resource

Tobacco Free Life - https://tobaccofreelife.org/



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