Safe School Climate District Plan


Parent Resources:
Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors

The Commission on Children is an agency of the Connecticut General Assembly, created with bipartisan support in 1985 to do the following:

  • promote public policies in the best interests of children;
  • study child trends and assess programs and practices in state agencies as they affect children;
  • disseminate information and research data regarding the status of children and children’s programs in Connecticut;

Welcome to the fully updated 2012 edition of A Parents' Guide to Facebook (in PDF). It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life more effectively. That's important because 1) if something goes wrong, we want our children to come to us and 2) as the Internet becomes increasingly social and mobile, a parent’s guidance and support are ever more key to young people’s well-being in social media and technology. The guidebook is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.

Parents are key to creating safe social climates for youth. They can provide safe home environments for their children, help build strong belief systems, provide informed support during conflicts, and provide youth with opportunities to connect to their communities outside of school.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

Nancy S. Buck, Ph.D. completed her doctoral studies in developmental psychology with a specialization in parenting. She has created Peaceful Parenting® applying choice theory to parenting. This represents not only her twenty years of studying and teaching choice theory around the country but also her twenty years of parenting her identical twin sons. Because the theory is clearly and continuously explained and referred to, learners not only understand HOW to parent more effectively, they also understand WHY moving from external control parenting to internal control parenting is more effective.

Nancy is well recognized and applauded for her down to earth, human, charismatic and humorous style of working with audiences of any size. With the information and support provided by Nancy, parents can improve their ability to parent. This results in an improved quality of life for every member of a family.

Safe School Climate Contact:
Jenna Connors- Hawley School
Carol Danenberg - Head O'Meadow School
John Sullivan - Middle Gate School
Tim Napolitano - Sandy Hook School
Jill Beaudry - Reed Intermediate
Jim Ross - Newtown Middle School
Dana Manning - Newtown High School

Disclaimer: The links on this page have been evaluated and chosen based on their educational merit. Due to the fluidity of the Internet, sites may change from when they were initially reviewed. Also, it cannot be guaranteed that subsequent links are of equal validity nor that they do not contain objectionable information. It is recommended that adult supervision be provided to elementary age children on the Internet. Due to economic reasons, many sites with suitable educational content may also contain commercial content. These sites have not been excluded but in no way represent an endorsement by the Newtown Public Schools for products advertised.