Join us on Tuesday for...
'Family Civics & Parent Engagement:
Why it Matters to Connecticut'
|The next meeting of the Commission on Children will feature a forum on why civically active parents and families are critical to our state's future. With a panel of experts, we'll look at how engagement makes for stronger families and stronger communities. We'll also ask: What kind of return can the state expect for investing in
family civics programs and strategies? What are the opportunities for federal funding?|
When: 10 a.m. – Noon, Tuesday, January 12
Where: Room 1-D, Legislative Office Building, Hartford (Directions)
Watch our home page for an agenda and other details
Children in the recession
legislative task force on meets January 21
The task force, formed by House Speaker
Christopher G. Donovan, will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, in
Room 2-C of the
Legislative Office Building in Hartford. (Directions)
Watch our home page
for an agenda.
SustiNet panel looks at childhood obesity
SustiNet Health Partnership Childhood and Adult Obesity
Task Force heard presentations last month on the latest research and
programs to reduce obesity, with Commission on Children
Director of Policy and Research Analysis Thomas
R. Brooks among those speaking.
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About the Commission
Created in 1985 by the Connecticut General Assembly, the Commission on Children brings together the three branches of government--legislative, executive, and judicial--as well as the private sector to promote public policies in the best interests of children. More
|The Connecticut Commission on Children|
18-20 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
|Phone: (860) 240-0290 |
Fax: (860) 240-0248
(all unpaid): M. Alex Geertsma, M.D., F.A.A.P., Chair; George A. Coleman, Vice Chair; Mary Grace Reed, Secretary; James P. Cordier, Treasurer; Laura Lee Simon, Chair Emerita; Judith Busch; Representative Andrew M. Fleischmann; Mary K. Fox; Senator Jonathan Harris; Alison Hilding; Senator Andrew J. McDonald; Josh Piteo; Barbara J. Ruhe; Representative Toni Walker; John Yrchik. Ex-officio members: commissioners of children and families, developmental services, public health, education, social services, and correction; the secretary of policy and management; the attorney general; and the chief court administrator. More information
Commission staff: Elaine Zimmerman, executive director; Thomas R. Brooks, director of policy and research analysis; Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) director; Kevin Flood, public information officer and webmaster; Mary Kate Lowndes, director of development; Rachel Levy, executive secretary; Edie Luciano, legislative secretary. Contact information