DCF Social Media and Websites
DCF has several online locations to serve you better. Take a moment to check out some of our links below.
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This is DCF's main website. The Department of Children and Families operates four (4) facilities, including the Albert J. Solnit Children's Psychiatric Center - North Campus in East Windsor and the South Campus in Middletown, the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, and the Wilderness School. The Department also consists of a Central Office and 14 Area Offices that are organized into five regions. At any point in time, the Department serves approximately 36,000 children and 16,000 families across its programs and mandate areas each year.
This is DCF's Foster and Adoption website. Beyond question, foster and adoptive parents have complex roles caring for children with often complicated lives. Parents who adopt children or provide foster care say it's the most fulfilling and important thing they've ever done. As a foster or adoptive parent, you'll have the chance to make a REAL difference -- to do something that will have lasting importance.
DCF has a website with resources to specifically help families, it's CTParenting.com This website is a central hub of useful parenting information. At this site, you can find thousands of fully researched local and national web sites that provide clarity and support on all things parenting. We invite you to take time to explore the variety of resources available to you and your family, and encourage you to come back often!
The goal of the mentoring program is to provide an important and long lasting relationship to youth who are placed outside of their homes. Mentors are involved in the youth's life as a guide, a positive role model and a resource. Youth see their mentees at least three times a month and call them once weekly. The program aims at maintaining these relationships on a long term basis with a one year minimum commitment. Ideally, the relationships evolve into permanent, life-long friendships.
Connecticut’s Family Day was established by state law in 1997 (Public Act 97-288). Family Day shall be observed every year during the month of September with activities to be held at the State Capitol and elsewhere. The theme of Connecticut’s Family Day, "Valuing Connecticut’s Families…It’s Everybody’s Business" remains the same so that we continue to reinforce the message that families are Connecticut’s greatest resource and that all sectors of Connecticut’s society have the privilege and obligation to honor them.
This website teaches about Window, water and summer safety and offers safety tips to keep you children safe.
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