“The past does not define us. It's discovering who we really are and how we're going to get there that does that. The Village - where real change happens.” These words describe The Village’s core beliefs and are heard in our new TV and radio ads. They also describe my own personal journey.
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Hear our views and news about our work with others to improve the quality of life for children and families in the state. Our blog features Village leaders and other experts. Join the conversation by sharing and commenting on the posts.
The Village family and members of the communities we serve have been affected by the recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Join us in action, advocacy and assistance.
The popular show illustrates how each of us may have the opportunity to help prevent a young person from committing suicide.
How does The Village stay true to our mission and create the impact? We approach data collection with our end goals in mind and through data driven practices we sustain a continuous learning culture.
For children who struggle with behaviors and emotions, structure, consistency and relationships equal safety. Summer can threaten the routine. And when the routine is threatened, oftentimes the behaviors and emotional struggles increase. Violence in neighborhoods may make it hard to play outside, and the cost of programs can be too much for many families. So, then what? There is hope for summer 2016! There are a ton of fun, free activities and some simple interventions that can help everyone have a successful summer.
The truth is slavery still exists in our current society, but it manifests itself in many forms. Human trafficking is Modern Day Slavery. As you are reading this article someone is being enslaved. A child is being forced into a life of sexual exploitation, and children and adults are forced to work in sweatshops, homes, local businesses, factories and agriculture. Right here in Connecticut.
Children come to The Village experiencing a range of emotional or behavioral challenges. The reasons vary, but the stability of the family is often a contributing factor. When parents are struggling