About Connecticut Center for
Effective Practice (CCEP)
CHDI is also home to the Connecticut Center for Effective Practice (CCEP), a division of CHDI that focuses on improving mental health care for children across Connecticut. CCEP collaborates with state agencies and academic institutions to improve the effectiveness of treatment provided to all children with serious and complex emotional, behavioral, and addictive disorders.
CCEP’s vision and mission
The vision of CCEP is that every child in Connecticut with serious and complex emotional, behavioral and addictive disorders will have access to the best available effective practices in child mental health and juvenile justice. The overall mission of CCEP is to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in mental health in the behavioral health and juvenile justice systems.
What is CCEP?
CCEP, a division of CHDI, was created in 2001 through an innovative partnership among key stakeholders in Connecticut. Representatives from key stakeholders comprise an Advisory Board that help guide CCEP’s strategic priorities. Advisory committee members include representatives from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division (CSSD), the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) Department of Psychiatry, the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC), The Consultation Center (TCC) at Yale University, and FAVOR, a statewide family advocacy organization.
CCEP receives its core funding through multi-year grants from the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the Connecticut Health Foundation as well as ongoing support from the Children’s Fund of Connecticut.
CCEP’s framework for action includes four overarching strategic goals:
- Identification, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based and best practices
- Research, evaluation and quality assurance of new and existing services
- Education and raising public awareness about evidence-based and best practices
- Development of infrastructure, systems and mechanisms for implementation and sustainability.
For more information on CCEP, please contact:
Director, Connecticut Center for Effective Practice