September 6, 2012

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Join us for 'Building a Children’s Report Card'

On Tuesday, September 11, the Commission on Children and the legislature's Select Committee on Children will co-host a presentation on the Connecticut Children’s Report Card, a tool that will help families and policy leaders alike assess children's health, safety, stability, and chances of future success. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Agenda (PDF) | Flyer (PDF) | Select Committee on Children


Roadmap to a Positive School Climate

This PowerPoint presentation—prepared by Steven Hernández, director of public policy and research for the Commission on Children—explains what schools can do to create the sort of climate that will help them comply with Connecticut's 2011 anti-bullying legislation, An Act Concerning the Strengthening of School Bullying Laws (Public Act 11-232).

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PLTI Corner

AUDIO: PLTI profiled on 'For the People'

"For the People," a public affairs program of WFOX-FM ("95.9 The Fox") profiled the Parent Leadership Training Institute for its July 13, 2012 program. Host John Voket interviewed the Commission on Children Parent Engagement Director Dawn Homer-Bouthiette and PLTI graduates Tom Stoto, Mark Kaufman, Kim Harris, and Yasmin Blackburn. Listen | More on PLTI


Remembering 9/11 through the words and images of children

In the years immediately following the September 11 attacks, the Commission asked children and youth from throughout Connecticut to express their feelings about the event in words and images. Their work they submitted touched not only on 9/11 but also Hurricane Katrina, neighborhood crime, and other aspects of their personal safety. We offer a collection of some of their work and an analysis by Commission Executive Director Elaine Zimmerman. Download as a PDF

The Commission on Children:
18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT  06106-1591
Phone: 860.240.0290 | Fax: (860) 240-0248

About the Commission: Created with bipartisan support in 1985 by the Connecticut legislature, the Commission on Children brings together the various levels of government, the private sector, nonprofit agencies, and philanthropy to promote public policies in the best interests of children. More

Commission members: George A. Coleman, Chair; James P. Cordier, Vice-Chair; Mary Grace Reed, Treasurer; Alison Hilding, Secretary; Laura Lee Simon, Chair Emerita; Robert Francis; M. Alex Geertsma, M.D., F.A.A.P.; Andrew Gibson, Ph.D.; Donald Green; Jordan E. Grossman, Ed.D.; Josh Piteo; Barbara J. Ruhe; Ron D. Ward. 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; Kevin Flood, communications director; Steven Hernández, Esq., director of policy and research; Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, director of parent engagement and family policy; Mary Kate Lowndes, director of development and special initiatives; Edie Luciano, legislative secretary. Contact information

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