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.

Community and National Resources

In addition to finding these helpful resources in our general resource library, we have provided them here.

Special Education and Educational Resources

The Connecticut Department of Education: If you would like to know more about Special Education or school-based health clinics that are located in Connecticut, visit the Bureau of Special Education website at the Connecticut Department of Education: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?Q=320730&a=2678

The State Education Resource Center (SERC): SERC is a nonprofit agency that serves as a resource for educational research and best practices. SERC provides schools and the community with professional development, information dissemination, training, and technical assistance services:http://ctserc.org/s/

The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers: This website provides specific information about school-based health centers in CT and also provides general information on child and adolescent health, behavioral health, and school safety: http://www.ctschoolhealth.org/

School climate

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Also known as School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) seeks to improve academic and behavior outcomes for all students by providing a decision-making framework for schools to promote effective instructional and behavioral practices and interventions: http://www.pbis.org/

School Climate and Bullying: The Connecticut Department of Education has integrated new programs in schools in order to address whole-school climate and prevent bullying behaviors:http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2681&Q=321940

Family Advocacy

Connecticut FAVOR, Inc.: FAVOR is a statewide family advocacy agency for children’s mental and behavioral health needs: http://www.favor-ct.org/

African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP): AFCAMP provides parent to parent support; information and referral; training for families and professionals; information on disability laws and services; advocacy for better services; and support at PPT meetings when possible:http://www.AFCAMP.org

NAMI-CT: NAMI is a national family and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illnesses and their families: http://www.namict.org/

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC): CPAC is a statewide nonprofit that offers information and support to Connecticut families of children with any disability or chronic illness age birth to 26.http://www.cpacinc.org/

Keep the Promise Coalition: Keep the Promise Coalition is dedicated to advocating for a comprehensive, community mental health system for adults, children and families in Connecticut.http://ctkeepthepromise.org/about-ktp.php

Legal Advocacy

Center for Children’s Advocacy: Lawyers at the Center for Children’s Advocacy operate on the belief that every child, no matter the circumstances, deserves justice, equity and access. The Center promotes and protects the legal rights of Connecticut’s poorest and most vulnerable children, in such areas as education, juvenile justice, health, and behavioral health: http://www.kidscounsel.org/

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.