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Connecticut Wants “Behavioral Health Assessment” of Public School Children and Homeschoolers

A bill introduced in Connecticut would require all homeschooled children at the ages of 12, 14, and 17 to undergo a “behavioral health assessment.”


Connecticut Wants “Behavioral Health Assessment” of Public School Children and Homeschoolers


by Brandon Turbeville

Fresh on the heels of the introduction of a bill in the South Carolina State House of Representatives that would effectively eliminate homeschooling in South Carolina, the state of Connecticut is introducing its own attack on parental rights in the form of Senate Bill 374, currently being referred to the State Congressional Committee on Public Health for the purposes of further introduction to the General Assembly.

S.B. 374, co-sponsored by State Senator Toni Nathaniel Harp and State Representative Toni E. Walker, would require all homeschooled children at the ages of 12, 14, and 17 to undergo a “behavioral health assessment.”

The assessment is to be completed by a “health care provider,” which will allegedly be confidential, with the results only being provided to the “child’s parent or guardian.” Each “health care provider” would be required to complete a “form supplied by the State Board of Education verifying that the child has received the assessment.”

Yet, S.B. 374 does not only attack the parental rights of homeschooled children. It also mandates that all children, even those “enrolled in public school at grades 6, 8, 10 and 12,” be given the same type of “behavioral health evaluation.”

Of course, while the bill claims that the “behavioral health evaluations” will be confidential, such a statement is hard to believe considering the track record of State and Federal governments when it comes to private information.

Not only that but, considering the attitude of many “health care providers” and “mental health experts,” the diagnosis of mental illness in homeschooled and even publicly schooled children has a very high probability of occurring. With so many normal behaviors now being considered mental illness, it is indeed very likely that any “expert” conducting the “behavioral health assessment” will find plenty of “concerning” aspects of the child’s behavior.

If this is the case, no respectable “expert,” doctor, or mental health practitioner can observe the gradual development of mental illness in a child without dutifully reporting it to the relevant authorities.

But without the relevant indoctrination provided by the public school system or even with the presence of additional information that does not conform to the values implanted by the school system, it is likely that the resulting difference in the mindset will itself be considered a problem in the mental health of the child.

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has provided a list of Senators and Representatives serving on the Connecticut Congressional Committee on Public Health. Whether or not you live in Connecticut, please contact these individuals and explain to them why they are endangering the education and development of children all across the State of Connecticut as well as destroying parental rights, one of the most basic rights afforded to human beings by nature and the divine.

Interestingly enough, since we are now witnessing an attack on homeschooling in at least two states, one should suspect an overarching agenda afoot in the United States which seems to be gaining steam. Unfortunately, that agenda is to separate children from their parents so that the children will not be “contaminated” by influences which may conflict with the desires of the State. Thus, with the parental influence removed, the State is better able to direct the manner in which an entirely new generation will see and interact with the New World which has been created.

The legislators that should be contacted are as follows.

Remember, a person-to-person interaction is always more effective than email. Senator Toni Nathaniel Harp and Representative Toni E. Walker are the co-sponsors of this bill and, for this reason, their offices deserve special attention.

Senator Toni Nathaniel Harp
Capitol Office
Legislative Office Building
Room 2700
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
E-mail: Form to mail Senator Harp

Legislative Aide
Phyllis Silverman
860-240-0393, or
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Representative Toni E. Walker
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 2702
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267

Legislative Assistant: Brittany.Kane@cga.ct.gov

In the District:
1643 Ella Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06511

Last names A-F please contact:

Sen. Terry B. Gerratana, Chair (D-06)
Email here http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Gerratana-mailform.php

Rep. Susan M. Johnson, Chair (D-049)
Email here Susan.Johnson@cga.ct.gov

Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg, Vice Chair (D-14)
Email here http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Slossberg-mailform.php

Rep. Philip J. Miller, Vice Chair (D-036)
Email here Philip.Miller@cga.ct.gov

Sen. Jason C. Welch, Ranking Member (R-31)
Email here http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-welch/

Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, Ranking Member (R-031)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-prasad-srinivasan/

Rep. David Alexander (D-058)
Email here David.Alexander@cga.ct.gov

Last names G-L please contact:

Rep. David Arconti (D-109)
Email here David.Arconti@cga.ct.gov

Sen. Danté J.C. Bartolomeo (D-13)
Email here http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Bartolomeo-mailform.php

Rep. Whit Betts (R-078)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-whit-betts/

Rep. Michelle L. Cook (D-065)
Email here Michelle.Cook@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Theresa W. Conroy (D-105)
Email here Theresa.Conroy@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Christopher Davis (R-057)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-christopher-davis/

Rep. Mike Demicco (D-021)
Email here Mike.Demicco@cga.ct.gov

Last names M-R please contact:

Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R-112)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-debralee-hovey/

Sen. Robert J. Kane (R-32)
Email here http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-kane/

Rep. Themis Klarides (R-114)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-themis/

Rep. James Maroney (D-119)
Email here James.Maroney@cga.ct.gov

Sen. Anthony J. Musto (D-22)
Email here http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/Musto-mailform.php

Rep. Jason Perillo (R-113)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-jason-perillo/

Rep. Emmett D. Riley (D-046)
Email here Emmett.Riley@cga.ct.gov

Last names S-Z please contact:

Rep. Kevin Ryan (D-139)
Email here Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Peggy Sayers (D-060)
Email here Peggy.Sayers@cga.ct.gov

Rep. David A. Scribner (R-107)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-david-scribner/

Rep. Peter A. Tercyak (D-026)
Email here Peter.Tercyak@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Patricia M. Widlitz (D-098)
Email here Patricia.Widlitz@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Melissa H. Ziobron (R-034)
Email here http://cthousegop.com/contact-melissa/

Rep. David Zoni (D-081)
Email here http://www.housedems.ct.gov/Zoni/

Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here

Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of three books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville has published over 190 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

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