Children Benefit From Evidence-Based

Behavioral Health




CHDI is Helping Expand 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

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

Our Work with EBTs

19,000+ Children
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09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 ‘13 ‘14 ‘15 ‘16 ‘17 ‘18 ‘19 ‘20 ‘21 ‘22
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, providers responded and began delivering EBTs over telehealth to support children and families. As we emerge from the pandemic, the behavioral health workforce is facing significant challenges that you can learn more about: HERE

agencies and schools

We've helped build a network of community-based agencies and schools providing 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

2,400 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.

  • 24% are child
    welfare involved.
  • 26% have identified
    special education needs in school.
  • 2% 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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