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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.

  • Training the next generation of clinicians, educators, and other family services professionals, with a commitment to career growth and professional development.

  • Investigating the causes, consequences, and prevention of developmental and behavioral health needs in children, adolescents, and their families.

  • Impacting children and families through research-informed policy changes at local, state, national and global levels.

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