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
Connecting to Care Initiative
Behavioral Health Plan Progress Reports
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

Information, Publications, and Updates

information on recent activities

Members of the Children’s Behavioral Health Implementation Advisory Board, Connecting to Care Steering Team, workgroup members, and interested stakeholders can access information about ongoing efforts to improve the State’s behavioral health system for children.

Calendar of Meetings and Trainings

Need Help Now?

Suicide Prevention

If you are in a life-threatening situation DIAL 9-1-1 immediately. If you are in a crisis, DIAL 2-1-1 in Connecticut. Outside Connecticut, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

Behavioral Health Crisis

If your child is having a behavioral crisis that is too difficult for you to handle, Dial 2-1-1 in Connecticut for Mobile Crisis Intervention Services or visit