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Mar 23, 2020 - Connecticut’s most vulnerable children even more at risk during coronavirus crisis

The impact of the drastic measures the state has implemented to isolate people from one another is reverberating across Connecticut – with the repercussions likely to fall the hardest on the state’s most vulnerable children. READ MORE.

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb 29, 2020 - Star Weston athletes coach and mentor kids from the Child Guidance Center Of Mid Fairfield County.

Weston-based PlayBall For All and Norwalk-Based The Factory, hosted a clinic in baseball fundamentals for 35 children.  READ MORE

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb 4, 2020 - Dr. Alice Forrestor to host discussion and screening of mental health documentary at First Congregational Church of Greenwich on March 9th.

Dr. Alice Forrester, Executive Director at Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, will be on hand for the open-to-the-public screening and discussion. LEARN MORE HERE

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb, 2020 - Mental Health American ranks Connecticut 10th place in youth access to mental health services.

National data indicates the mental health of our youth is getting worse, not better. Major depression in youth has increased 4.35 percent over the last 6 years - meaning over 2 million youth have severe depression. Nationwide, 60 percent of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment. READ MORE AT MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - Unaccompanied minors are moving to Connecticut in record numbers

In 2019, 952 unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in their countries of origin, were picked up by federal authorities released in Connecticut to relatives, friends or other sponsors, according to federal data. Many of these children, mostly teenagers and some younger siblings, have little to eat along their journey north, traveling thousands of miles by bus and on foot, crossing rivers and hiking through the desert in the middle of the night. Many of children are beaten, robbed or raped along the way.  READ MORE AT CT MIRROR

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sept 27, 2019 - Norwalk appropriates $400,000 to Mid-Fairfield County Child Guidance Center to fund mental health services for unaccompanied minors attending Norwalk schools.

Norwalk’s newly-appointed Chief of Community Services Lamond Daniels expressed the critical need of immigrant students for mental and emotional support services. READ MORE AT NANCY ON NORWALK.

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020