This 18 month grant will help support the implementation of the Children’s Behavioral Health Plan, developed in response to the Sandy Hook school shooting. The funding will help in two areas:
- Aligning and financially integrating systems that serve children in Connecticut. Currently, there is no single statewide system for financing or delivering these services, leading to harmful inefficiencies.
- Expanding and aligning behavioral health screening and early identification activities, so children with needs can be connected to services. Currently, many settings that serve children – such as schools and pediatric primary care offices – do not offer consistent screening for behavioral health conditions, leading many children to fall through the cracks.