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Watch the video to learn more about Connecting Children and Families to Care.
Our state is working with families, providers and communities to build a statewide network of care so children and families can access the care they need, when they need it. Learn more about our vision, current work and the Children's Behavioral Health Plan.
Diverting Youth from Arrest
School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI)
The Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI) works to reduce juvenile justice involvement among youth with mental health needs.
SBDI works with local middle and high schools to:
  • Provide training to help school personnel identify children with behavioral health needs
  • Build connections between schools and effective community-based mental health services, as an alternative to arrest, suspension and/or expulsion
  • Revise schools’ policies and practices to increase capacity for responding to the mental health needs of all students
Find out more and download the toolkit on the Child Health and Development Institute, Inc. website or click the Visit CHDI button to the left.
Connecting to Care Website
Connecting to Care and WrapCT are launching a new enhanced website. The enhancements make it easier to locate community collaboratives, to find information about wraparound care coordination and trainings, and to help families get the care they need. Visit the new website at or click on the button below.
Basic Needs
Northcentral Network of Care
The North Central Network of Care (NCNC) held a Basic Needs Resource Fair on 12/11/19 at Community Renewal Team (CRT) in Hartford. Although it was a snowy morning, approximately 200 families and community providers participated. 
Community providers shared information about services and basic needs assistance including: housing, cash assistance, child care, legal assistance and medical & behavioral health services. The event was sponsored by Aetna, Charm Medical, CHR, CT Legal Rights Project, CONNECTing Children & Families to Care, East Hartford Youth Services, Hartford LIST, Hartford Yard Goats, Interval House and Special Education CT.