A partnership in Manchester has put together a response team that can be deployed to serve children who have been exposed to violence. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) is made up of a police officer, a crisis services advocate, and a behavioral health professional. The team has been trained to respond to incidents as soon as the scenes have been secured by the police. The team will assess the situation and determine the next steps that could be taken for the child such as support groups, mental health counseling, early childhood education, or child-parent psychotherapy.

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The ACERT team is compromised of a family advocate, a crisis services advocate, and a first responder.

Congressman Chris Pappas and Lara Quiroga at Amoskeag Health.

Jessica Cantin of YWCA NH, Chief Capano of Manchester Police Department, and Lara Quiroga of Amoskeag Health.

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