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Trauma Response Services

No one wants to experience a disaster, death or other life-altering crisis. Yet, having a plan in place to cope in case it does happen provides the security that your organization is prepared for whatever unexpected events come your way. The Trauma Response Team consults with schools, agencies and other organizations to ensure they have the tools they need to respond to critical incidents:

  • Knowing what to do when disaster strikes

  • School and community response to adolescent suicide

  • Identifying the warning signs of depression and suicide

  • Identifying and managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Our team is intensively trained in the psychological first aid techniques developed by Dr. Robert Macy of the Boston Center for Trauma Psychology and the Riverside Trauma Center. These are the same evidence-based practices used after high-profile events such as the September 11th tragedy, the workplace shooting at Edgewater Technologies, the Boston Marathon bombings and adolescent suicides.

Our goal is to restore a sense of safety, promote the resiliency of your community, and help prevent individual post-traumatic stress responses.

Open Sky is a contracted provider of the Riverside Trauma Network, lead agency for Trauma Response to Massachusetts schools. Open Sky’s Trauma Response services are funded by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Public Health. Services to schools and communities are provided at NO COST.

For immediate access to local information and resources, please call the United Way Help Line.

1-877-211-MASS or 1-877-211-6277

If you are calling from within Massachusetts, you may be able to reach this line by dialing 211.

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