Resources in Response to the Club Q Shooting
The recent shooting at the Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado has evoked a range of emotions and concerns of safety across the United States. In response to this event, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.
The Trevor Project provides crisis counseling specifically for the challenges facing LGBTQ+ youth. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text “start” to 678-678.
Centerlink has a searchable listing of LGBTQ+ community centers in the US https://www.lgbtcenters.org/LGBTCenters
PFLAG provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents, caregivers, families, and allies.
From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center
From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University