Publications & Materials

Create a Mental Health Plan

A mental health plan is like a first aid kit for mental health. This resource from the Connecting to Care initiative helps youth develop a mental health plan.

CLAS Toolkit

Connecting to Care published a free-self guided CLAS Toolkit, entitled Advancing Health Equity and Racial Justice in Children’s Behavioral Health. The toolkit is designed to help organizations develop their own Health…

Final Plan
Final Plan Submitted to Legislature

The final Connecticut Behavioral Health Plan for Children was submitted to the Legislature by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families on October 1, 2014.  Read more about the final…

July 24 Public Hearing on Plan Progress

DCF Commissioner Katz, CHDI and others presented a progress report on the children’s behavioral health plan to the General Assembly’s Appropriations & Children’s Committees at a public hearing on July…

Stamford Advocate

A June 7th article in the Stamford Advocate “Stamford schools working to overhaul mental health program” highlights comments from the June 3rd Open Public Forum held at the Academy of…

Behavioral Health Plan Launch Event

On January 14, 2014, Governor Dannel Malloy joined Connecticut Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz, Senator Danté Bartolomeo, Representative Diana Urban, the Child Health and Development Institute of…

Useful Links

Overview – Children’s Behavioral Health Plan (One Page Summary) CT Behavioral Health Plan Summary – pdf Advisory Committee Timeline An Act Concerning the Mental Emotional and Behavioral Health of Youths…