What We Do

The Yale Child Study Center improves the mental health of children and families, advances understanding of their psychological and developmental needs, and treats and prevents childhood mental illness through the integration of research, clinical practice, and professional training.

Services & Programs

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Clinical Services

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide assessments, evaluations, and treatments for a range of developmental disabilities, behavioral challenges, and mental health problems for children,...


Community Partnerships

Translate clinical observations and research findings into innovative, effective, and accessible models of mental health care with many partners in the community.

Scholarship & Education



Train succeeding generations of clinicians and researchers who will become leaders in the field of child mental health.



Investigate the causes, consequences, and prevention of mental and behavioral health problems in children, adolescents and their families, from generation to generation.



Impact millions of children and families through research-informed policy changes at local, state, national and global levels.