Institute of Disaster Mental Health

Hudson Valley News
12:55 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Institute Director Counseled Newtown Families

James Halpern, PhD.
Credit Governor's Conference on Emergency Preparedness

James Halpern went to Newtown, Connecticut the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. He went for one week, as a volunteer with the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, to provide counseling to immediate family members of the victims, as well as to community members. The Red Cross counseling is short-term, and those who needed more assistance were referred to community resources.

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