Children Benefit From Evidence-Based

Behavioral Health




CHDI and DCF are Expanding Trauma-Informed Treatments Across Connecticut

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Evidence-based treatments (EBTs) have been rigorously tested and found to perform better than treatment as usual.

Connecticut offers many opportunities for evidence-based treatments with services available:

Across Settings

Throughout Childhood

In Individual and Group Formats

In Person and Virtually (EBTs are Being Offered Virtually
During the COVID-19 Pandemic)

CHDI, in partnership with DCF, supports an array of outpatient and school-based EBTs. This partnership is increasing access to EBTs and improving the quality of care for children.

Our Work with EBTs

15,000+ Children
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agencies and schools

We've helped a network of 62 community-based agencies and schools provide evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment.

Treatment is available
to those who need it

  • ARC
    Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency
  • CBITS & BB
    Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Trauma in School & Bounce Back
    Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention
  • CPP
    Child-Parent Psychotherapy
    Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression Trauma or Conduct Problems
  • TF-CBT
    Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

In addition to these EBTs CHDI has helped disseminate, there are numerous others offered in the state.

EBT Implementation Opportunities for CT Providers

1,800 Clinicians trained

of towns had a child receive evidence-based treatment (EBT)

Children Receiving Treatment in Connecticut...

...experience an average of
7 potentially traumatic events before treatment and are often involved in other systems.

  • 25% are child
    welfare involved.
  • 26% have identified
    special education needs in school.
  • 3% are involved with the juvenile justice system.
  • 7% visited an emergency department for a behavioral health issue within the 3 months prior to treatment.

The Impact is Measurable


of children show improvement in symptoms


of caregivers are satisfied with treatment

EBTs perform better than usual care *


greater symptom

disparities reduced in
child outcome

* Based on children receiving TF-CBT or MATCH-ADTC compared to treatment as usual.

Expanding EBTs is a wise investment in Connecticut’s future



** Calculations based on estimates provided by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy; the models for which cost-saving figures are available are CBITS, BB, MATCH-ADTC, and TF-CBT.

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