Congratulation to Yarisel, a Meriden resident (age 14) for winning the CT Family Day poster contest! We're very proud of your creativity and loved learning more about your special story!
View this year's 2013 poster...
If your local community is hosting a CT Family Day celebration,
click on the link below to enter information about the event
and we will add the event to our calendar.
Community Events Calendar Form
Save the Date: September 8, 2013
(September 8, 2013 is the "official date," but Family Day events happen throughout the year)
Family Day Events Planned Around the State:
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.
All questions pertaining to CT Family Day should be directed to:
Department of Children & Families
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106