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Editorial: CT DCF Plan Would Boost Mental Health Services

An editorial in the Record Journal discusses how the Connecticut Behavioral Health Plan for Children will help the state address children’s mental health issues.  Click here to read the editorial. …

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Governor Malloy Announces Immediate Action to Address Youth Behavioral Health Needs

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced immediate action he will take to improve the behavioral health system for children in Connecticut. The Governor’s action plan shares the same goals and strategies as the Connecticut Behavioral Health Plan for Childre …

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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 plan and October 1 public hearing below: DCF News Release: …

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News Articles: Coverage of the draft plan and public comment period

Many articles covered the release of the draft Connecticut Behavioral Health Plan for Children and opportunity for public comment from September 5-12.  Articles included: Associated Press article which appeared in the Waterbury Republican America, 9/5/ …

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News Article: Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change

A story in the Connecticut Mirror by reporter Arielle Levin Becker highlights ideas from families for improving children’s mental health systems and services in Connecticut. Click here to read the story. …

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News Articles: 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 24 from 1:00-3:00pm. News stories include: Hart …

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News Article: 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 Information Technology and Engineering school. Click here to read th …

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Watch the May 29th Open Forum on CT-N

Click here to watch the May 29 Open Forum listening session on children’s mental health issues on demand at CT-N. The forum was held in West Haven, CT. …

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Watch the May 8th Open Forum on CT-N

Click here to watch the May 8 Open Forum listening session on children’s mental health issues on demand at CT-N. The forum was held in Waterbury, CT. To view photos from the event, click here. …

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News Article: Ideas on child behavioral health aired in forum

An article in the New Britain Herald newspaper (by reporter Johnny Bunham) summarized feedback from parents, mental health providers and other members of the community at the May 28th open public forum held at New Britain High School. Ideas on child be …

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News Article: Forum Focuses on Children’s Behavioral Health

An article in The Day newspaper (by reporter Judy Benson) summarized feedback from parents, mental health providers and other members of the community at the May 20th open public forum held at Connecticut College in New London.  Click here to read the …

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Photo Album from Open Forum on May 20

The second open forum on children’s mental health issues was held on May 20th in New London, Connecticut. To view photos from the event, click here. …

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Photo Album from Open Forum on May 8

The second open forum on children’s mental health issues was held on May 8th in Waterbury, Connecticut. To view photos from the event, click here. …

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Watch the March 26th Open Forum on CT-N

Click here to watch the March 26 Open Forum listening session on children’s mental health issues on demand at CT-N.  The forum was held at the Institute of Living in Hartford. To view photos from the event click here. To read a Hartford Courant article …

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Photo Album from Open Forum on March 26

The first open forum on children’s mental health issues was held on March 26th at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut. To view photos from the event, click here. …

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News Article: Parents Share Tales Of Navigating State’s Mental Health System For Children

The Hartford Courant’s Josh Kovner captured key themes from the March 26 Open Forum in Hartford in his article “Parents Share Tales of Navigating State’s Mental Health System for Children.” Parents and providers shared both painful and triumphant stori …

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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 Connecticut, and the Connec …

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