Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

Transitions Clinic a Lifeline for Behavioral Health Patients in Crisis

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Health Connecticut
A mother from New Britain is sitting in an office in Connecticut Children’s new Transitions Clinic, talking with a psychiatrist, a social worker and a care coordinator about her adopted 8-year-old son. The boy was first evaluated in the Emergency Department’s (ED) Zone C after being referred by his elementary school because he had attacked …

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Navigating Behavioral Health Emergencies in “Zone C”

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Health Crisis
Over the past several years, Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department (ED) has witnessed a significant increase in behavioral health emergencies and has become the go-to hospital across the region for children in crisis. For children across the region, Connecticut Children’s “Zone C” is often the first stop on the road to recovery. Steven Rogers, MD, the …

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Empowering Students to Embrace Healthy Relationships

Categories: Medical Center News
By: Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPH Most people are surprised to learn that one in three adolescents experiences physical, emotional or sexual abuse. This compelling data prompted us a few years ago to partner with The Allstate Foundation to develop and implement a program designed to support young people to better understand the dynamics in …

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Breast Milk Discoveries Save Babies’ Lives

Categories: Medical Center News
Breast milk is pretty miraculous stuff. Babies who are breastfed have fewer colds, fewer ear infections, better vision, lower rates of infant mortality and lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome. But that’s just the beginning. Researchers at Connecticut Children’s Human Milk Research Center have made groundbreaking breast milk discoveries in the past two years …

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“PJ Day” Support Grows for Kids Battling Cancer

Categories: Events
Wearing pajamas to school might seem like a fun way to spend the day, but for thousands of children across Connecticut, it’s more of a mission. In December, children and adults alike wore their pajamas to school and work, donating $1 or more for the privilege of doing so. On this special day, known as …

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