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Racial Trauma, Radical Healing, and Hope

Each year, Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health (OCCH) has the privilege of inviting a speaker to deliver one of the University of Connecticut Department of Pediatrics’ weekly Grand Rounds lectures. The audience for this event includes both institutionally- and community-based pediatricians, Connecticut Children’s staff, and an […]

Holiday Toy Safety

By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA If you are like me, playing with your child is often a highlight of the holidays. From when my children were very young to their teenage years, I enjoyed teaching them how to ride a bike, play chess, and even assemble their first […]

Building Brains One Book at a Time

It is among the most important gifts a child can receive – the gift of literacy. Maricelys Turner Vargas, age 2, and her younger sister Nariah are among the first Hartford children to enroll in the monthly book-gifting program Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program includes chapters across […]