Government Printing Office (GPO)blog post highlighting Federal publications and websites that help men be the best fathers they can.
Here is a short Connecticut version – meant for all caregivers. Please contact us if you have other resources to suggest.
There are also links to inspire some Father’s Day activities. NOTE: Link no longer works 8/3/2015
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) posting on the importance of being a father, offering tips on parenting, linking to resources, and including an article on the importance of fathers.
While DCF’s stated “overarching goal of the Fatherhood Matters initiative is to increase the involvement of fathers and families in Connecticut’s child welfare system”, there are resourced here that may help all caregivers. Continue to scroll down the page to see links to a directory of local offices, research reports, resources for fathers as well as social workers, and much more.
Brochure debunking common myths and outlining responsibilities of teen fathers. Spanish
The Department of Public Health’s 2012 suggestion for perfect gift on Father’s Day (either to Dad, or from him): Quit Smoking. Offers information on how smoking impacts children’s health and offers help for quitting.
Department of Social Services booklet for parents who are not married, explaining the importance of establishing paternity, and how to go about it.
State of Connecticut Commission on Children Report. Stated purpose of report: “First, to review the research findings concerning the consequences of both father involvement and father absence. Second, to discuss model programs and legislation designed to promote positive father involvement. Third, to propose recommendations for a Connecticut fatherhood initiative.”
Office of Legislative Research (OLR) OLR Report 2012-R-0240 summary on state of Connecticut’s law
OLR Report 2011-R-0377 summary on Connecticut Law as of 2011.
Judicial Branch brochure on Support Enforcement Services
Brochure on the Judicial Branch’s and Department of Social Service’s collaborative programs to support relationships between children and nonresidential parent.
Judicial Court Support Services brochure on programs offered.
Judicial Branch’s video aimed “to help parents understand, early in the process, the harm that conflicts over custody can do to their children; and that the fight itself can cause the most damage”.
CTvisit.com Official Tourism site offers this for each weekend. Here are the events listed for June 14-16, 2013 Father’s Day Weekend (will change to current weekend after June 17)
Calendar is available year round. Browse upcoming events, or search by date, category, or keyword
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) guide to their resources and online services for outdoor recreation.
links to many events, as well as museums, tours, arts and more