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 Development Community Policing Program (CD-CP)

The goal of the Child Development – Community Policing Program (CD-CP) is to heal the wounds that chronic exposure to violence inflicts on children and families. The CD-CP Program is a national model of a collaborative alliance among law enforcement, juvenile justice, domestic violence, medical and mental health professionals, child welfare, schools and other community agencies. The CD-CP Program was launched in 1991 as a partnership between the City of New Haven, the New Haven Department of Police Service and the Yale Child Study Center.

Now replicated in communities nationwide, the CD-CP Program is a model for collaborative intervention programs, providing opportunities to develop prompt and effective ways to assist children and families exposed to violence, as well as to better understand the relationship between a child’s exposure to violence and traumatic stress symptoms.

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http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/research/trauma.aspx