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DR. JAMIE BELLENOIT, CEO, ON RACIAL INJUSTICE

I will not pretend this is an easy time in our nation’s history for anyone. The murder of George Floyd is disgusting & heart-wrenching and yet, a stark sign of the times we’re living through. He is the most recent victim in a much-too-long string of senseless murders. The stories and experiences of Black people need to be shared to be understood. (Continue)

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After months of quarantine, Connecticut’s summer schools are reopening their doors, day camps and other programs are starting up, and families are beginning to venture out to restaurants, beaches, picnics, and parties. While care still needs to be taken and recommendations followed, we have learned a lot and can now begin using that knowledge to help our children enjoy summer activities.

Nearly 700,000 children are victims of sexual abuse in the U.S. every year, and because of current nationwide lockdowns, vulnerable children are limited from getting the help they might otherwise receive, particularly from mandated reporters in schools and extracurricular programs. Mental Health Month presents an opportunity to raise awareness and show child abuse victims that they are supported, especially when they are isolated and alone during quarantine.

This is an unsettling time for all of us. With so many life changes and future unknowns, we work to manage and cope with numerous emotions. As teachers continue to support learning needs, and keep students academically engaged, it’s so important for parents and children to...

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