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Evidence-Based & Best Practices


Evidence-based treatments are proven by research to help children achieve better outcomes. CHDI works to improve the quality of mental health care for children and their families by identifying evidence-based treatments and providing effective strategies for implementing and supporting their delivery in real-world settings.

We are currently disseminating or supporting the implementation of a variety of evidence-based and promising mental health treatments across Connecticut, including:

Past initiatives include:

  • Community-based Wraparound
  • Child First

CHDI uses the Learning Collaborative approach to disseminate evidenced-based practices. This methodology helps effectively implement new practices in real-world settings using active learning principles, ongoing coaching and supervision, and the use of data for monitoring and continuously improving those services


Search the Connecticut Evidence-Based Practices Directory by zip code for a current list of providers trained in selected children's mental health evidence-based practices in Connecticut.

Contact us or explore this section to learn more about evidence-based practices in children’s mental health care.

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