July 24, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 24, 2015 8:00am
Two new reports, one from a consultant and one from the Office of the Child Advocate, paint a damning and bleak picture of life at the Department of Children and Families’ two high-security locked facilities in Middletown. DCF is failing and abusing children under its care, and this must stop.
July 23, 2015
by Christine Stuart | July 23, 2015 3:30pm
Citing recent reports highlighting problems at DCF’s two locked facilities, Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano is calling on Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz to resign.
July 21, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 21, 2015 4:06pm
June 25, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 25, 2015 7:00pm
Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, six out of Connecticut’s seven-member Washington delegation issued press releases lauding the ruling.
June 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 15, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled last week that the state’s Department of Children and Families violated the due process rights of Latina transgender teenager Jane Doe when they transferred her to an adult prison facility in 2014 without charging her with any crime.
June 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 2, 2015 7:14pm
Firefighters like Sean Lennon, a 20-year member of the Bristol Fire Department, have been a presence at the state Capitol for at least a month as they’ve lobbied for a bill that would help promote the mental and physical health of first responders.
May 20, 2015
by Aleesha Young | May 20, 2015 6:00am
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked in different capacities as a therapist in a traditional outpatient clinic, provided community-based outreach services, and currently direct a treatment team that serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Tags: Aleesha Young, mental health, mental illness, stigma, dh
May 19, 2015
by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm
(Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.
May 8, 2015
by Joette Katz | May 8, 2015 2:27pm
The nation has been shaken by the injustices witnessed in states and cities across our country of high-profile police custody deaths involving minorities — most often African American young men.
May 6, 2015
by Lisa Chedekel | May 6, 2015 12:07pm
While the number of youths in Connecticut who die by suicide has declined since 2007, the average age of the children who kill themselves has decreased from 17 to just over 14, and the percentage of youths who report self-injury or feelings of hopelessness has risen in recent years, according to a new report by the Office of the Child Advocate.