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Children in Connecticut
Connecticut Child Welfare & Advocacy
Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents, Inc.: CAFAP, 2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 2, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067, Hartford area: 860.258.3400, Toll-free outside Hartford are 1.800.861.8838, Fax: 860.258.3410, firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-profit organization committed to strengthening Foster and Adoptive Families and Relative Caregivers through support, training, and advocacy with the aim of nurturing child safety, well being and stability in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community.
Connecticut Association for Human Services, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, CT 06106, (860) 951-2212, x221, email@example.com. Founded in 1910, CAHS is an independent, nonprofit public education, research and policy development organization committed to decreasing poverty, neglect and inequality in Connecticut. Focus is on family economic security, hunger, healthcare, childcare, education, employment and community strengthening
Connecticut Department of Children & Families: The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to the support and care of all children, including those in need of protection, who require mental health or substance abuse services, and who come to the attention of the juvenile services system. In this context, DCF asserts that all children have a basic right to grow up in safe and nurturing environments and to live free from abuse and neglect. All children are entitled to enduring relationships that create a sense of family, stability and belonging.
Connecticut Voices for Children: Advocating for strategic public investments and prudent public policies. Connecticut Voices for Children advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, citizen education, and development of the next generation of advocates.
Court Cafe: Information about the Juvenile Court & Juvenile Justice System in Connecticut. List and contact information for all Superior Court for Juvenile Matters and Juvenile Detention Centers in Connecticut. Glossary of child welfare and juvenile justice terms and concepts.
Legal Advocacy & Assistance for Children & Their Families in Connecticut
KidsCounsel: Connecticut Center for Children's Advocacy: Dedicated to improving the quality of legal representation for children in Connecticut.
Greater Hartford Legal Services, Inc, 999 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105-2465, 860-541-5000, Fax: 860-541-5050, TTY: 860-541-5069. GHLA is a not-for-profit law firm whose staff helps clients with civil (not criminal) legal issues. Advocates - primarily lawyers and paralegals - who use resources and know-how to serve people who have little money. Seeking to equalize power and influence and see that all people are treated justly.
Legal Assistance Association, Inc., 426 State Street
New Haven, CT 06510-2018, 203.946.4811, Fax: 203.498.9271, Se Habla Espanol. Providing high-quality legal services to individuals, families and groups in the greater New Haven area, including the lower Naugatuck Valley, who are unable to obtain legal services because of limited income, age, disability, discrimination and other barriers. Services are free of charge for those who are eligible. Providing a full range of legal services including full representation, advice, brief service, community education and policy advocacy.
Connecticut Legal Services: (CLS) Private, non-profit, civil law firm dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals obtain justice. The bulk of our work consists of providing civil law representation and counseling to thousands of low-income families and individuals each year. We help our clients use the law to meet basic life needs. CLS serves all of Connecticut except the greater Hartford and New Haven areas. We operate out of six full-service offices (Bridgeport, New Britain, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic), five satellite offices (Meriden, Middletown, South Norwalk, Torrington, Vernon), and one administrative office in Middletown.
Administrative Office: 62 Washington Street, Middletown, CT, 06457, (860) 344-0447.
Bridgeport Office: 211 State Street, Bridgeport, CT, 06604, (203) 336-3851.
New Britain Office: 587 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051, (860) 225-8678.
New London Office, 153 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320, (860) 447-0323.
Stamford Office: 20 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901, (203) 348-9216.
Waterbury Office: 85 Central Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702, (203) 756-8074.
Willimantic Office: 872 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226, (860) 456-1761.
Legal Resources for Victims of Sexual Abuse: from Susan K. Smith, Attorney at Law, Hartford CT.
Victim Services Information & Rights: State of CT Juducal Branch
How to Find a Victims' Lawyer in Your Area: from Susan K. Smith, Attorney at Law, Hartford CT.
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Direct Services for Connecticut Children
Child Adoption Resource Association: Non-profit 501(c)(3), licensed, child-placing agency committed to finding families for special needs, hard-to-place and minority children in need of adoptive placement.
CT Department of Children & Families: Reporting child abuse & neglect as well as other ways to help children in CT.
Brother's Brother Foundation: Proviing food, textbooks, and pharmaceuticals to children and communities in need. The foundation has provided 48 million books, serving 25 million students in more than 50,000 academic institutions worldwide. One of the most efficient and effective non-profit organizations in the US.
Connecticut HUSKY Plan: Designed to help all CT children who don't have health insurance. It includes services under the traditional Medicaid program, provides brand-new health services for children in higher-income families, for children who have intensive physical or behavioral health needs.
Make-A-Wish in Connecticut: Granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
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Connecticut Resources for Professionals
GreatKidsCT Training Calendar: Events & Training of child-related issues in Connecticut
Office of Victim Advocate: Independent Connecticut state agency who'd role is to evaluate and monitor how victims are treated by the criminal justice system in Connecticut, to reach out to victims of crime, explaining the process and lending support and provide oversight and advocacy when the criminal justice system fails victims.
Court Cafe: Information about the Juvenile Court system in Connecticut
Parents as Assets In Community: How Community Leaders Can Reap Parent Involvement
In the Setting of War, Teachers' Guide for Talking to Your Students: from the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at the Yale Child Study Center
Talking with Children about Death: Advice is provided on how nurses [and other professionals] can assist infants, young children, and adolescents in dealing with death of significant others or their own impending death. The importance of identifying and addressing the personal needs of the helper are underscored. ~ by David J. Schonfeld, MD
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