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An important component of addressing infant mental health is assuring that the adults who interact with young children and their families are knowledgeable and skilled in promoting social-emotional development and identifying the early signs of me...
Care coordination connects children to medical and community services that can address their health and developmental needs. It is especially important that children receive timely intervention when needs are identified, as they receive the greate...
This report has been prepared as a background paper for the First 1000 Days: Off to a Healthy Start forum. It includes an overview of how Connecticut’s youngest children are doing on key health indicators, what the State is currently doing, a...
Our 2010-2011 biennial report summarizes our work for the past two years, with a focus on making a difference through innovation, and highlights future innovations to watch.
This report provides evidence for the effectiveness of a new "mid-level" of assessment for children in Connecticut at risk for developmental or behavioral problems.
This report describes the Performance Improvement Center (PIC); a model approach to quality improvement that is currently being implemented for Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) Crisis Intervention Services in Connecticut.
Using Academic Detailing to Change Child Health Service Delivery in CT: CHDI's EPIC Program (Oct 2011)
This report reviews the literature on academic detailing as a strategy for promoting practice change and describes CHDI's Educating Practices in the Community (EPIC) program.
This report "Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Improving Care Through Co-Management" discusses the next step in building a system of support for child health providers to manage the behavioral health concerns of their patients.
This report describes the Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Learning Collaborative as a case example of a successful statewide dissemination of an evidence-based treatment in children's mental health.
A Framework for Child Health Services highlights the importance of child health in overall school readiness. This tool kit provides a guide for implementing the major recommendations outlined in the Framework.
The Connecticut Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Learning Collaborative is a three-year initiative funded by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to disseminate TF-CBT to community mental health agencies across Connect...
The Children's Fund of CT funded a study on the health and safety risks in Connecticut's child care centers. View this fact sheet on "Ensuring Health and Safety in Connecticut's Child Care Programs".
This EPIC module provides an overview of hearing loss in young children and the importance of early detection and monitoring.
This EPIC module provides simple instructions for incorporating behavioral health screening into routine primary care practice.
This module provides an overview of the opportunities and models that facilitate collaborative primary care and behavioral health practice.
Strengthening the Foundation: Analysis of CT's Outpatient Mental Health System for Children is a report prepared for the CT Dept. of Children and Families.
Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care: Making it Work in Four Practices in CT
The child health provider's role in promoting safe driving is addressed in the Teen Driver Safety module provided through EPIC.
The purpose of this module is to help the practices implement an autism screening tool and to offer resources for families whose children are identified.
An Analysis of DPH Child Care Licensing Specialists' Reports of Unannounced Inspections
This document is a brief version of a full report on referral decision-making for intensive in-home services.
This full report examines critical issues that affect the way in which referrals are made to intensive in-home services in Connecticut.
This is the second annual evaluation summarizing the performance of the CT Behavioral Health Partnership.
This report is written to benefit advocates, providers and policymakers by offering a Framework as a basis for action to improve delivery of child health services for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
This report provides a description of the work and summary of the results of the Promoting Early Health and Learning Initiative in two communities that received funding.