Our Work

Public Awareness & Resources


CHDI works to raise awareness about children’s mental health among policy makers, provider organizations, professionals, state agencies and families.

We develop a wide range of resources, provide trainings and make presentations, as well as work with the media to ensure that key stakeholders and the public are aware of best practices in children’s mental health and the issues that impact Connecticut’s children.

CHDI created the KidsMentalHealthInfo.com website as a free, comprehensive resource for parents and caregivers on children's mental health issues that impact infants through teens. It offers:

  • Information in English and Spanish
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Links to national and state resources
  • Sections on child trauma, mental health in schools, and infant and early childhood mental health
  • A searchable database of CT providers trained in evidence-based practice

CHDI also released a two-volume series of Caring for Connecticut’s Children, handbooks for parents and caregivers of young children.

  • Volume One provides information and resources on how to keep young children healthy and safe. It has information and tips about sleeping, healthy eating, mental health and safety.
  • Volume Two covers the growth and development of young children. It has information and tips about how the brain develops, child development, dealing with behavior issues, and recognizing the signs of developmental problems.

The handbooks also include current links to Connecticut resources for parents and caregivers of children age 5 and under.

Additional resources include:

Contact us for more information on these and other resources.

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

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