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.

Trauma-Focused Services And Resources

Local Resources:

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The Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers

UConn Health Psychological Trauma Clinic

Clifford W. Beers Guidance Clinic Inc.

The Yale Child Study Center

Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP)

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence


National Resources:

Adverse Childhood Experiences Score (ACE)-This website provides information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and allows you to answer questions about past experiences related to trauma to get your personal ACE score.

Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress – This website offers parents and caregivers and providers information on screening for child traumatic stress, information on effective treatments and general fact sheets on how to cope.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – This website contains resources and information for parents and caregivers about child trauma as well as information about effective and evidence-based treatments.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices – This website contains information about other evidence-based treatment programs for child trauma both locally and nationally.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence – This website provides useful information about the effects of violence on children, training for professionals and access to helpful resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s  (SAMHSA), National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative-This website contains information related to recognizing child trauma and getting treatment.


Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory 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.