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Community-Based Initiatives

Working with communities and schools to improve mental health care, education, and the overall well-being of children and families.

The Childhood Violent Trauma Center

The Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center is the Trauma Section of the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is renowned for its research, clinical services, training programs, policy work, and local, state, national, and international collaboration conducted by its faculty.

Comer School Development Program

The Comer School Development Program (SDP) began in the two lowest income and lowest achieving elementary schools in the city, 32nd and 33rd of 33 in 1968. Child psychiatrist James P. Comer, MD, MPH and a team of Yale Child Study Center colleagues worked with the two schools that eventually rivaled the city's highest income schools, had the best attendance record, and no serious behavior problems. Over the past nearly 50 years numerous schools have used SDP similarly to close the achievement gap.

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

We conduct research and design educational approaches that support people of all ages in developing emotional intelligence and the skills to thrive and contribute to society.

New Haven MOMS Partnership℠

The New Haven MOMS Partnership℠ began in 2011 and has successfully reduced depressive symptoms and increased social and economic mobility among over-burdened, under-resourced mothers, thereby strengthening generations of families to flourish and succeed. New Haven MOMS is a program of the Mental Health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership®.

Autism Support

Supporting people with autism takes a whole community. Our faculty run several support groups that focus on subgroups within autism such as adults, or young women, as well as for their parents, grandparents, and the professionals who work with them.