Weekly News - October 9, 2018

Thank you for Attending the Forum!



Thank you to everyone who attended the gubernatorial candidate forum at CCSU on October 3! We had a great turnout! We hope it was helpful in informing your decisions for the midterm elections. Two of the three main candidates were in attendance and answered questions on topics such as early childhood, family issues, education, affordable housing, etc. If you missed the forum, you can watch it in its entirety on CT-N.

The forum had some good press coverage, including CT NewsJunkie, New Britain Herald, CT-N, Univision and WFSB.

Remember, if you haven't registered to vote yet, you can do so online (if you have an ID issued by the DMV), mail in a voter registration form to your town hall (must be postmarked by October 30) or register in person at your town hall on Election Day (although preferred that you register before the October 30 deadline). You can also check to see if you're registered HERE. The Secretary of State's office also offers a wealth of voter information, including information for first-time voters.

Registration Open for CT-AIMH Conference

CT Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) has opened registration for the 2018 CT-AIMH Conference. The conference is Thursday, November 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodwinds in Branford. Breakfast and lunch is included. The keynote speaker is Eva Marie Shivers, J.D., Ph.D., the Executive Director and Founder of Indigo Cultural Center, a non-profit action research firm located in Phoenix, AZ. 
Topic: Promoting Racial Equity and Disrupting Bias: What Does Infant Mental Health Have To Do With It?
Description: What role do infant mental health professionals have in closing racial disparities and reducing bias? 
Using Infant Mental Health frameworks and the Diversity-Informed Tenets for infants, children and families as an anchor, we will practice using 3 multiple lenses of personal, interpersonal and systemic approaches.

CT Early Childhood Cabinet Meeting October 18

The CT Early Childhood Cabinet will meet Thursday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The meeting will be held at the Legislative Office Building, Room 1C. An agenda will also be shared prior to the meeting.

Support for the Alliance comes from of our members and our funders: The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Connecticut Health Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation, Children's Fund of Connecticut, CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of CT Council of Philanthropy; The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; and Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.