Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

CHDI Policy Brief: Ensuring the Best Start for Connecticut’s Children

This policy brief from the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) outlines how policymakers and others can provide the best start for children by ensuring secure attachments between a child and his or her parent or caregiver. The policy brief gives examples of opportunities that exist for policy makers to promote strategies, make policies, and support investments that help establish the important bonds between children and caregivers. The policies mentioned in this brief came from a summit of early childhood experts and leaders, as well as from exploration of programs and policies from other states and communities.

To read the policy brief, click here.

Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.