Father’s Day

Wed, 06/12/2013 (All day)
Fri, 08/30/2013 (All day)


Glad Dad: Best Books and Sites for Fathers

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

Celebrating the Role of “Dad” this 2013 Fathers Day

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.

Fatherhood Matters Initiative: Father Inclusive Program Improvement Planning

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.

Becoming a Teenage Father Is No Joke

Brochure debunking common myths and outlining responsibilities of teen fathers. Spanish

Dads: Give Your Families the Gift of Health This Father’s Day and Quit Tobacco

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.

Establish Paternity For Your Child…And For You! Questions & Answers for Dads. Spanish

Establish Paternity For Your Child… And For You! Questions & Answers for Moms Spanish

Department of Social Services booklet for parents who are not married, explaining the importance of establishing paternity, and how to go about it.

The Importance of Fatherhood: Promising Efforts to Promote Positive Father Involvement

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.”

Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

Office of Legislative Research (OLR) OLR Report 2012-R-0240 summary on state of Connecticut’s law

Child Custody and Support

OLR Report 2011-R-0377 summary on Connecticut Law as of 2011.

A Child Needs Emotional and Financial Support of Both Parents

Judicial Branch brochure on Support Enforcement Services

Access and Visitation Federal Grant Contracted Programs

Brochure on the Judicial Branch’s and Department of Social Service’s collaborative programs to support relationships between children and nonresidential parent.

Family Services Programs

Judicial Court Support Services brochure on programs offered.

Putting Children First: Minimizing Conflict in Custody Disputes

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”.



This weekend

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)

Environmental Protection Calendar of Events

Calendar is available year round. Browse upcoming events, or search by date, category, or keyword

Outdoor Recreation

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) guide to their resources and online services for outdoor recreation.

The Offices of Culture and Tourism

links to many events, as well as museums, tours, arts and more