About CHDI

Funding, Training, & TA Opportunities

Funding, training and technical assistance is available for schools and providers through a variety of state-funded initiatives coordinated by CHDI, as well as through grants and programs funded by The Children's Fund of Connecticut, a public charitable foundation and the parent organization of CHDI.


Current Grant Funding Opportunities:

Funding for Pediatric Primary Care Practices 

    (Accepting Letters of Intent from March 1 - April 1, 2019)


 Training and Technical Assistance for Schools to Address Mental Health

Technical assistance and training are available to schools and school districts to help them address students' mental health and trauma needs. Schools can also apply to participate in Connecticut's School-Based Diversion Initiative aimed at addressing behavioral health concerns as an alternative to arrest and exclusionary discipline. 

CHDI serves as the coordinating center for SBDI, CBITS and Bounce Back and provides technical assistance for the SHAPE system with state agencies. For more information, contact  Jeana Bracey at bracey@uchc.edu.


Training and Implementation Support for Evidence-Based Children's Mental Health Treatments:

CHDI has several opportunities for community mental health agencies, mental health providers, and school counselors to receive free training and implementation support to deliver the following children's trauma-informed evidence-based treatments:

CHDI serves as the coordinating center for these initiatives.  For more information, contact Jason Lang at jalang@uchc.edu. 


Free Training for Primary Care Health Providers:

CHDI offers free, on-site, one-hour trainings for pediatric primary care providers on a range of topics to improve care through our Educating Practices program.  

Learn more or sign up for a free training by contacting Maggy Morales at mamorales@uchc.edu.