October 29, 2018

Trauma Resources for Families

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, 11 members of the Tree of Life Synagogue congregation lost their lives to an anti-semitic hate crime in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Trying Together extends our heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of those lost and thanks to the public health and safety professionals who responded and are continuing to provide service to the community.

In response to this tragedy, our friends and neighbors from The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have shared the following resources to help families and children cope; these resources have been curated by experts from the Israel Trauma Coalition, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and others. If you are local and need additional support, The Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) is working to provide counselors and may be contacted at 412.422.7200.

Additionally, resources have been shared by the following organizations: YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning. These resources have been curated by experts from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.




Israel Trauma Coalition:
Anti-Defamation League:
Dr. Debi Gilboa in NEXT Pittsburgh:
PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL):
University of Pittsburgh Book Drive:
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh:
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