Community Resources

 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Supporting community learning centers through professional development, training and networking opportunities for schools, community based organizations and after school programs, these programs provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, as well as literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

 Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs provide academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs) and activities to support student learning and development.

 Comprehensive Health Services and Sexual Health Services

Guidance and resources for increase adolescents' access to comprehensive health services and sexual health services.

 Comprehensive School Health Education

Guidance and resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating a planned, sequential school health education program.

 Educational Opportunities for Military Families

Military families, like all families, want the highest quality education for their children, especially during times of relocation and deployment. Connecticut belongs to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children (the Compact).

 Exemplary Sexual Health Education

Guidance and resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating an Exemplary Sexual Health Education (ESHE), which is a systematic, evidence-informed approach to sexual health education.

 Family Resource Centers

The Connecticut Family Resource Center concept promotes comprehensive, integrated, community-based systems of family support and child development services located in public school buildings.

 Healthy School Communities for Successful Students Partnership (Health Education)

Information on the Connecticut State Department of Education’s grant to increase the capacity of states and local school districts to implement policies and practices in the area of sexual health that improve students’ health and academic outcomes.

 Homeless Education

The federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act requires all school districts to ensure access to public education for children and youth experiencing homelessness and ensure success in school once enrolled.

 Reducing Chronic Absence in Connecticut's Schools

School district administrators can use this framework to plan and implement preventions and interventions that will help reduce chronic absence in prekindergarten through Grade 12.

 Safe and Supportive Environments (Health Education)

Guidance and resources for creating safe and supportive learning environments in schools.

 School Governance Councils

School Governance Councils provide an opportunity for Connecticut schools to engage with families and community members in the essential dialogue about student achievement and preparing all students for success.

 School Nursing

Guidance and resources for Connecticut’s school nurses.

 School-Family-Community Partnerships

When schools, families and the community work together, children benefit. School staff, families and community members each make important contributions to student development and success, and the best results come when all three work together as equal partners.

 Young Parents Program

A Young Parents Program (YPP) provides day care services for the infants/toddlers of students who are enrolled in and attending a comprehensive high school program leading to graduation from high school.

 Youth Service Bureaus

Local communities began to develop youth service bureaus in the 1960's as a response to a growing number of issues affecting youth. The role of Youth Service Bureaus (YSBs) has been broadened to include both advocacy and coordination of a comprehensive service delivery system for youth:

Waterford Youth and Family Service Bureau
200 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT 06385

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