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.

Yale Program Trains Child Care Providers on Proper Medication Administration

In 2009, the Child Health and Development Institute did a study and found that one in five child care centers did not have a provider that was trained to administer medications, and about 40% of these centers administered medication without a written prescription. The Yale School of Nursing is now training nurse consultants to teach child care providers how to properly administer medications to children. With thousands of children across Connecticut requiring medications everyday for a wide range of diseases and conditions, it is imperative that all child care centers have at least one provider that can administer this medication. The article

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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.