Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is an organization that exists to provide aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. They are dedicated to the principle that one of the basic rights of childhood is to be safe and protected, and when the child’s family or environment have failed them, they stand ready to provide it to them.
B.A.C.A. is a strong organization of dedicated individuals who are willing to sacrifice any and all in order to protect and secure a child’s basic right to a happy childhood.
Phone: Help Line: 860-420-7388
Web Site: https://connecticut.bacaworld.org/
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, they've put science into action to help children stay healthy so they can grow and learn; to help families, businesses, and communities fight disease and stay strong; and to protect the public’s health.
Web Site: https://www.cdc.gov/
CT Sex Offender Registry
The Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection strives to keep the children of Connecticut safe each and every day. The Sex Offender Registry is another important resource that families can use to protect their children and those they care for from individuals with problem sexual behaviors.
Information on the Sex Offender Registry changes frequently and the public is encouraged to keep track daily of changes in your community by signing up for the free e-mail notification system. The service provides for you to be notified automatically by e-mail when a registered sex offender moves within your neighborhood.
Web Site: https://sheriffalerts.com/cap_office_disclaimer.php?office=54567
CT State Department of Education
The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
450 Columbus Boulevard
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/SDE
CTParenting provides articles about various parenting topics.
Web Site: https://www.ctparenting.com/
DO-IT Academic Accommodation Resources for Students with Learning Disabilities
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) serves to increase the successful participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs such as those in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Primary funding for DO-IT is provided by the National Science Foundation, the State of Washington, and the U.S. Department of Education. DO-IT is a collaboration of UW Information Technology and the Colleges of Engineering and Education at the University of Washington.
Web Site: https://www.washington.edu/doit/academic-accommodations-students-learning-disabilities
Elim Park Cheshire
Elim Park is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the community’s residents with quality care in a Christ-centered environment through beautiful apartment homes, customizable living options, comprehensive wellness programs, and cutting edge medical facilities.
150 Cook Hill Rd
Phone: (203) 272-7550
Web Site: https://www.elimpark.org/
Graduated Driver Licensing Law
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs allow young drivers to safely gain driving experience before obtaining full driving privileges.
Phone: The Office of Injury and Violence Prevention (860) 509-8251
Web Site: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Health-Education-Management--Surveillance/The-Office-of-Injury-Prevention/Graduated-Driver-Licensing-Law
GreatKids CT is a nonprofit network of educators committed to raising student achievement and narrowing the achievement gap. They work with education organizations and their leaders at every level of the system to provide them with knowledge, skills and tools to create school systems in which good teaching is the norm in every classroom for every student.
Web Site: https://www.greatkidsct.org/
Husky Health CT
Husky Health CT is health insurance for low-income families. They provide additional services related to access to health care.
Web Site: https://www.huskyhealthct.org/members.html
Medication Drop Box
Southington Police Department lobby (24 hours a day), For disposal of unused and expired medication.
69 Lazy Lane, Southington,
National Program for Playground Safety
The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) leads projects that increase quality and safety of play environments for the health and well-being of children. They offer comprehensive training to educators and advocates, undertake collaborative projects that improve research and support the development of best practices regarding safe and inclusive play environments, and advocate for policies that improve the quality of programs and the lives of children.
Web Site: https://playgroundsafety.org/
Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory
The Southington Behavioral Health Resource Directory, a comprehensive guide to behavioral health and community resources in Southington, is available online at the Connecticut Clearinghouse website, as well as through the Town of Southington, Southington Public Library, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District, Southington Youth Services, and Southington Community Services.
This directory includes comprehensive information about local behavioral health resources, including outpatient and inpatient care for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as details about confidential assessments, short and long-term counseling, psychotherapy, family therapy, and mental health treatment.
The directory also includes information about accessing transportation and food as well as new information regarding drug collection drop boxes, treatment for opioid misuse, health services and advocacy.
The directory, part of the Southington Health Outreach Project, is a collaboration between the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation and Wheeler Clinic.
Web Site: https://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Customer-Content/www/files/PDFs/Updated_2022-_Southington_BH_Directory.pdf
Southington Farmer’s Market
The Southington Farmer's Market is held late June or early July thru late September/early October every Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm.
The Southington Farmers Market is a CT GROWN market. This means all the produce and products are either CT grown or made with Connecticut products. Some of the farmers accept SNAP.
Benefits of purchasing products at the Southington Farmers Market:
- Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and producers stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
- Buying Local means you get access to the tastiest, nutrient-rich produce, because it is picked fresh and Local, at the peak of its flavor.
- Buy Local products means a reduction in your carbon foot print, make you a responsible member of our community.
- Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest crops.
, The Town Green, Main Street
Web Site: http://www.southingtonfarmersmarket.org/
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the unreasonable risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products and fulfilling its vision to be the recognized global leader in consumer product safety.
- Issuing and enforcing mandatory standards or banning consumer products if no feasible standard would adequately protect the public;
- Obtaining the recall of products and arranging for a repair, replacement or refund for recalled products;
- Researching potential product hazards;
- Developing voluntary standards with standards organizations, manufacturers and businesses;
- Informing and educating consumers directly and through traditional, online, and social media and by working with foreign, state and local governments and private organizations; and
- Educating manufacturers worldwide about our regulations, supply chain integrity and development of safe products.
Web Site: https://www.cpsc.gov/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA presents providers, parents and government agencies with resources to identify and reduce children’s exposure to pollutants that may be present in child care facilities.
Web Site: https://www.epa.gov/childcare
UConn KIDS (Kids in Developmental Science)
UConn KIDS is a group of researchers from more than 35 child development and behavior labs across the University of Connecticut. Research varies across labs, but share a focus on child development! A key element to UConn KIDS is the maintenance of their contact database, which eases the difficulties of participant recruitment for researchers. The Child Research Recruitment Coordinator for UConn KIDS manages this contact database, which houses information from families who indicated interest in participating in research. Researchers associated with UConn KIDS can request participants from this database at any time. Any family or parent with children can join the contact database at any time!
Learn about volunteering for scientific research at UConn http://www.southingtonearlychildhood.org/uconn-kids-research/
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Web Site: https://kids.uconn.edu/