The Commission on Children in the News
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Steven Hernández, the Commission's director of public policy and research, is quoted in an article highlighting a ground-breaking law based on Connecticut's experience with therapy dogs in the wake of the Newtown massacre. The article was republished in Emergency Management.
The Commission on Children curates a display of Newtown-related artwork in the concourse of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Mixed in with submissions from Connecticut children are works donated to Newtown by adult artists from around the country.
Nineteen New Haven-area parents graduate from the Parent Leadership Training Institute, a civic leadership initiative of the Commission. The parents include Maria Solomon, who graduated despite losing her home in a fire during the 20-week course.
Twenty-two West Hartford-area parents from the Parent Leadership Training Institute, a civic leadership initiative of the Commission.
Print and video reports on the Commission event, "Honoring Community Safety & Bravery: A Student Tribute to Newtown and Connecticut."
Connecticut Public Broadcasting's morning news program, "Where We Live," explored the ramifications of a new Brookings study showing that the poor population in U.S. suburbs has grown by 60 percent over the last decade. Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman gave her insights on how the trend affects children.
The Commission's director of public policy and research, Steven Hernández, gives background information on cyberbullying for this report a widely publicized incident in Torrington.
Steven Hernández explains the intent and provisions of Connecticut's anti-bullying law in the context of the Torrington incident.
Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman joined Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman and others for a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on both the cultural causes behind incidents like the Newtown school shootings and possible solutions.
Columnist Susan Campbell lambastes a proposal to merge all legislative commissions—including the Commission on Children—into one.
This page was last updated:
July 30, 2013