Youth Resources

Health, Advocacy, Education, More

Center for Children’s Advocacy
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Works to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of poor children who are dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care.

ConneCT Kids
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Provides CT information geared to the state’s youth. Included are education resources, games and Connecticut history.

Connecticut Department of Children and Families
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Seeks to protect children, improve child and family well-being and support and preserve families. These efforts are accomplished by respecting and working within individual cultures and communities in Connecticut, and in partnership with others.

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
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Seeks to reduce the number of children and youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice system, and advocate a safe, effective, and fair system for those involved.

Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate
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Oversees the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being.

Connecticut Voices For Children
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Works to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut's young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies.

Connecticut Youth Services Association
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Designed for planning, evaluation, coordination, and implementation of a network of resources and opportunities for children, youth, and their families. In addition, YSBs are responsible for the provision of services and programs for all youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of their communities.

Connecticut Youth Suicide Advisory Board
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In 1989, the Connecticut Youth Suicide Advisory Board was established within the Department of Children and Families. The charge of the board is to increase public awareness of the existence of youth suicide, to promote means of prevention and to make recommendations to the Commissioner regarding the prevention of youth suicide.

Kids Mental Health Info
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Kids Mental Health Info has been designed as a resource for parents and caregivers to help them better understand their children's mental health and be better informed consumers of mental health services and supports. Parents of children with mental health concerns as well as providers and experts in the field have helped create this rich resource for parents and caregivers.

True Colors
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Works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. They challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being.

TurningPointCT.org
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TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. While we’re not clinicians, we know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help. Fortunately, we found what worked for us. Our goal is to provide information and support to help you choose your path so that you don’t have to struggle the way we did.

 
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