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Connecticut Mirror Article Highlights Benefits of Evidence-Based Treatments for Children's Mental Health

A Connecticut Mirror article,"Black, Latino children do better with evidence-based therapy than talk therapy," highlights ways evidence-based mental health treatments (EBTs) are improving outcomes and reducing disparities for children of color. 

The article draws from a recent CHDI Issue Brief and data analysis of 46,729 children, which showed EBTs improved outcomes and reduced or eliminated disparities in outcomes compared to usual care. CHDI has partnered with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families to disseminate several EBTs in outpatient behavioral health clinics and schools as a key component of improving access to high-quality children’s behavioral health services statewide. Since 2007, more than 1,500 clinicians have been trained and more than 14,000 children have received one of these EBTs.

Learn more in CHDI's Issue Brief 71: Better than Usual (Care): EBTs Improve Outcomes and Reduce Disparities for Children of Color.