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.

Parents & Caregivers

Parents and caregivers are often the first to notice or think that their child might need help. Mental health, also referred to as emotional or behavioral health, should be considered in the same way as other health issues in your child’s life.

In this section, we provide some general information that parents and caregivers can use to help navigate the sometimes confusing and complex world of child mental health. We provide resources and information on common mental health disorders, symptoms and warning signs, as well as information on the best treatment.

This website includes, questions to ask when meeting with your pediatrician or mental health care provider, information on best and evidence-based practices as well as links to other valuable resources in our state and across our nation.

Many questions you may have are likely to be answered in our 25 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. Please click on the links to the right for more information.

 

 

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.