CT Family Day
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  2017
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WELCOME FROM
 Joseph Crisco Jr.
State Senator
Joette Katz
DCF Commissioner

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CT Family Day was celebrated on Sunday, September 11th at The New England Carousel Museum, a holiday that was first created by State Senator Joe Crisco in 1997. For the past five years, the Department of Children and Families has taken the lead on developing a poster contest for this holiday, with a different theme each year. This year, the theme was "sibling love" and that love was so apparent in this room today! Thanks to the help of our DCF social worker, Cindi, the beautiful young foster child who won the contest was surprised by four of her siblings. They came to celebrate her award and spend some family time together, compliments of the museum. The affection that these children shared with one another was a true testament to the meaning of family. It was an honor to be a part of this celebration today.

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A BIG THANK YOU goes to everyone who voted in the 2016 Poster Contest. 

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Questions pertaining to CT Family Day 2016 should be directed to:

Jackie Ford
Department of Children & Families
505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
203-641-5710 or
jacqueline.ford@ct.gov


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Save the Date:  September 11, 2016

(September 11,  2016 is the "official date," but Family Day events happen year round)

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Family Day Beliefs:
  • Families are the greatest natural resources to their children.  Families have primary responsibility for the well being of their children.
  • Family support programs help families to successfully parent their children and should be available to all families who need assistance
  • The development of children and their families is influenced by the culture, community and society in which they live.
  • Families know their children best and raise them according to their history, beliefs, cultural background and the unique characteristics of their children.
  • Families are in the best position to know their own strengths and needs.  Building on the capacities of families helps them to raise healthy children.
  • The challenges of parenthood change as children grow and family circumstances change.  Families may need different supports at difference stages of development.
  • Families are empowered to make good decisions when they have access to information about services, supports and resources.  When families make good choices and take action, they improve the well-being of their children, families and communities.

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