Partnerships and Collaborations
The Clifford Beers Clinic has multiple affiliations and works in partnership with a variety of organizations to ensure it provides the best possible care to children and families. Below, some of the Clinic’s current partners and networks:
Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency Resource, Support and Training)
CBC proudly partners with Child FIRST to deliver home-based care to vulnerable children in an effort to establish and strengthen the parent-child bond. And Child FIRST works! Among other things, research shows Child FIRST children are significantly less likely to have aggressive and defiant behaviors when compared to their peers. To learn more, visit www.childfirst.net.
The MOMS Partnership works to provide pregnant and parenting women the best possible emotional health and well being. It concentrates its activities on a low-income, racially and ethnically diverse population. The MOMS partners include
- The Diaper Bank
- All Our Kin
- State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families
- Housing Authority of New Haven
- New Haven Healthy Start
- New Haven Health Department, and
- Yale School of Medicine
To learn more, including exciting information about a MOMS hub set to open at Stop & Shop on Whalley Avenue in New Haven, please click here. If you are a pregnant or parenting woman in New Haven who is interested in participating, please call 203-764-8125.
EMPS CRISIS SERVICES
EMPS Crisis Services is a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis that is accessed by calling 2-1-1. Trained professionals respond within 45 minutes of a call and work to reduce emergency room visits and hospitalization (if a lower level of care is safe and effective). The Clinic’s EMPS Crisis Services partners include
To learn more about EMPS Crisis Services, visit www.empsct.org.
2-1-1 is Connecticut’s free information and referral service. Simply by dialing 2-1-1, a toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information, referrals or seek help in a crisis. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. TDD access is available. To learn more, visit www.211ct.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Connecticut (NAMI)
NAMI CT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by serious mental illnesses. In pursuit of this mission NAMI CT offers, support, education and advocacy. To learn more, visit www.namict.org
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The Clifford Beers Clinic is a proud member of NCTSN. Established by Congress in 2000, NCTSN brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care. To learn more visit www.nctsn.org.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With 240 affiliates nationwide, MHA represents a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis. To learn more visit www.nmha.org.