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Jeff Vanderploeg and Eva Haldane Co-Author Article in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics Journal

cover.tif.jpgJeff Vanderploeg and Eva Haldane co-authored an article with Kristina Sowar and Deborah Thurber on youth behavioral health crisis services in the July 2018 edition Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. The article, “Psychiatric Community Crisis Services for Youth,” explores Connecticut's statewide Mobile Crisis Intervention Services as well as a model in Ventura County, California, and highlights key components for leaders to consider in developing these services.

Connecticut's Mobile Crisis Intervention Services is funded by the Department of Children and Families and has provided 81,400 episodes of care to youth with behavioral health needs since 2010. CHDI serves as the Mobile Crisis Intervention Services Performance Improvement Center and leads efforts to improve quality, response time, parent satisfaction and outcomes. 

To learn more about the Mobile Crisis Intervention Services Performance Improvement Center, visit