Connecticut is committed to having a behavioral health system that provides families the care they need, when they need it. This website lays out the state’s vision, plan, and current work for creating a behavioral health system that meets the needs of all children in Connecticut. 

An Integrated, Collaborative Effort

Connecticut’s Behavioral Health Plan for Children provides a blueprint for meeting the mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of all children in our state.

Two statewide initiatives working together since 2014 to improve care options for families and make sure children have timely access to effective behavioral health services.

Connecting to Care is a partnership to improve children’s behavioral health by building an accessible and coordinated system or “network of care” for children and their families.

Find Information About Our Work

Connecticut is taking important steps to better meet the behavioral health needs of children and their families.

Children’s Behavioral Health Plan & Progress Reports
Children’s Behavioral Health Workforce Strategic Plan
Connect4Families Online Toolkit for behavioral health support
Health Equity: CLAS Toolkit

Get Involved in
System Change

We need families, community members, and providers to share their ideas and experiences related to children’s behavioral health.

Join a Workgroup
Provide Input
Find a Collaborative
Attend a Training

Watch Our Video

Get Crisis Help 24/7

When in Connecticut, CALL 988 or 211

From anywhere, CALL the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

From anywhere, TEXT the Crisis Text Line: 741741

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a network of more than 200 state and local call centers across the country. Connecticut’s 988 Contact Center services include rapid 24/7 access to trained crisis contact center staff who can help adults and children experiencing suicidal, substance use and other mental health crises, provide referrals to resources, and perform warm transfers to mobile crisis services or emergency services as needed/desired. For more information about 988 visit: