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A significantly enhanced presence of Brookfield Police at the schools will continue indefinitely.  That was part of a message from Brookfield's School Superintendent in an email to parents about the continued effort to strengthen security.  Anthony Bivonah says rapid communications systems linked directly to the police department are being installed in all buildings.  Building entrances will be modified to improve access control and supervision of those entrances will be increased. 


Bivonah is reminding Brookfield parents that if students or families need emotional support during winter break, Newtown Youth and Family Services is available for counseling services.


Newtown Youth and Family Services is located at 15 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT 06482 and will be open
Saturday December 22nd from 9:00 AM to Noon and
Sunday December 23rd from 1:00 PM -4:00 PM
for emergency counseling for families, community members or staff. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins are welcome.   We can be reached directly at 203-426-8103, plus our after hours crisis hotline (203) 327-5437 KIDS IN CRISIS. (Adult and Child assistance).


Throughout next week, Kids in Crisis will be at Newtown Youth & Family Services to provide emotional and therapeutic support for parents, students, and school staff. We will have numerous professionals (psychologist, psychiatrists and clinicians) available. No appointments are necessary.
The hours are as follows:
Monday, December 24th 9:00 AM- Noon
Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day ) 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 26th 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 27th 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday, December 28th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Reed Intermediate School is located at 3 Trades Lane, Newtown, CT
Counseling Services will be available
Friday December 21st from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday December 22nd through Tuesday January 1st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Wednesday January 2nd through Friday January 4th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Western Connecticut Health Network (Danbury Hospital) Crisis Intervention Services
Tel (203) 739-7007
United Way of Connecticut
Tel, dial 211
Connecticut Commission on Children

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