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.

About Us

The Child Health and Development Institute is a catalyst for improving the health, mental health and early care systems for children in Connecticut. To learn more about CHDI please visit our parent website at

We developed to help parents and caregivers understand more about their child’s mental health issues. The website contains many local and national resources and covers a range of topics on Child Trauma, Mental Health in Schools, Infant Mental Health and Best and Evidence-Based Practices. The website also has training information and resources for Early Care and Education providers as well as for Pediatric providers. Additionally, Pediatric providers can take an online training and they may qualify for CME credits and be directed to participate in a Maintenance of Certification project.


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.