REACT

New Pilot Program in Waterbury to Reduce Traumatic Stress Felt by Children When a Parent is Arrested (REACT)

April 10, 2013
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Waterbury Police Chief Riddick, Kathy Rodriquez (family partner), Marcy Kane (Wellmore) and Jason Lang (CHDI) highlighted the REACT program being piloted in Waterbury.

REACT is a collaborative response model to support children following the arrest of a parent or other caregiver. Waterbury is the first city to test new ways of reducing traumatic stress in children after the arrest of a parent. REACT (Responding to Children of Arrested Caregivers Together) was developed by researchers at the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI) as a collaborative response model to support children following the arrest of a parent or other caregiver. Waterbury was selected as the first pilot city, and the Waterbury Police Department and Wellmore Behavioral Health began implementation in October 2012. The initiative is funded by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University.

For more information on REACT visit www.chdi.org/ccep-initiatives.php.