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.

Child Trauma

The Child Trauma section provides information and resources for parents and caregivers to help their child who has been the victim of a traumatic event. We offer important information specific to childhood trauma including understanding the impact of trauma on children, recognizing the signs and symptoms of childhood traumatic stress, learning about when to worry and how to get help, and what type of treatments are available locally as well as nationally. There are many local and national organizations that can help parents and caregivers learn more about childhood trauma and we provide an extensive resource library filled with publications, facts and figures, links and a section on frequently asked questions. For a list of Connecticut Providers trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) please click here or to find other services click on the section, Trauma-Focused Services and Resources.

To learn more about the Child Health and Development Institute’s Child Trauma work, click here.

Publication On Child Trauma

CHDI (with funding from its parent organization, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut) partnered with The Connecticut Mirror to print and distribute their “Starting Early: The Long Reach of Childhood Trauma” series. The series was written by Arielle Levin Becker from The Connecticut Mirror. Click here to view the series online.

Click here to download the series in a pdf format. If you would like printed copies, please contact Cindy Langer (