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 can be found by clicking here. We also provide an extensive resource library filled with publications, facts and figures, links and a section on frequently asked questions.

To get a list of providers/agencies trained in the following Trauma-Focused therapies, click on the links below:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)

MATCH-ADTC (Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) (This takes you to the Evidence-Based Practice Directory)

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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. During the month of May, many organizations will highlight the importance of mental health and conduct events related to treatment and support. In Connecticut, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a great local resource. Also, you can search our resource database for help by clicking here.  You can also search for a CT Provider trained in certain evidence-based practices by clicking here.