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Innovative Approaches to Diverting Youth with Mental Health Issues from the Juvenile Justice System
Sep 26, 2023

A recent Route Fifty news article features two Connecticut statewide programs successfully diverting youth with mental health issues from the criminal justice system. Read More »

Gizmo Mental Health Curriculum Adapted for Pre-School Children
Sep 26, 2023

CHDI adapted the "Gizmo’s Pawsome Guide to Mental Health" curriculum, widely used in elementary schools in Connecticut, to help preschool-age children understand their emotions, learn ways... Read More »

New Study Groups Youth by Needs in Systems of Care to Improve Treatment Outcomes
Aug 30, 2023

CHDI’s Jeana Bracey, Associate Vice President of School and Community Initiatives, co-authored a new study, published in this month’s Children and Youth Services Review, that contributes to... Read More »

Supporting Student Mental Health: 10 Back-to-School Resources
Aug 30, 2023

To help educators, behavioral health providers, parents and youth get ready for the new school year, CHDI has compiled this (non-exhaustive) list of ten relevant resources from CHDI and our... Read More »

Expanding the Comprehensive School Mental Health Approach in Connecticut
Aug 30, 2023

CHDI is excited to announce the expansion of the Comprehensive School Mental Health (CSMH) initiative for the 2023-24 school year. With support from the Connecticut Department of Children... Read More »

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