Alliance for Children's Mental Health CT
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MEntal Health Disparities

Most children as well as adolescents who have a mental health condition will never be arrested.  However, individuals who have experience trauma and/or have a mental health condition can have problematic behaviors. Children with mental health conditions and substance abuse issues are over-represented in the juvenile justice system.

Justice and Mental Health

Mental Health and Truancy: The Achievement Gap

Mental Health Services for Children and Youth



Early Identification and Intervention

Studies around the country prove over and over again that we are able to prevent or mitigate the effects of mental illness and allow individuals to live fulfilling, productive lives in the community. From the influence of genetics and prenatal health all the way into early adulthood, we are learning more about the critical points in brain development and life experiences that increase the risk for or provide protection against the development of mental health disorders.

Early Identification and Intervention
Early Identification and Early Intervention Improves Livies
Strategic Prevention Framework
Early Intervention in Mental Health
Children's Behavioral Health Plan Act 13-178
Connecticut Children's Behavioral Health Plan: Progress 2015


Trauma Informed Care 

Mental health — an essential part of children's overall health — has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside.

Trauma Informed Care

Children's Mental Health 

Well-Being & Health

Health Equity 

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