Concord launches team for children in trauma

November 17, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Children who are exposed to violence in Concord have a new team working to help them.

Concord police and a group of human service organizations have created an Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team. Modeled after a program in Manchester, the team visited three dozen homes in its first two weeks, and helped about a third of them connect with outside resources.

Data released last year showed that nearly half of all New Hampshire adults say they experienced stressful or traumatic events in childhood, and the more adverse experiences they had, the more they suffered from poor health as adults.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Chris Pappas have included $20 million in an opioid crisis response bill to spread the model nationwide.