The Center for Children’s Advocacy and Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) have joined forces to open a Medical-Legal Partnership on-site at YCSC. The collaboration is the first Medical-Legal Partnership on the east coast dedicated exclusively to interdisciplinary advocacy in a children’s behavioral health setting.
The new partnership will provide critical legal interventions for children suffering from family trauma and health-harming environmental stressors that disproportionately impact children of color and have grave impact on their lives.
Working with YCSC clinicians, CCA attorney Kathryn Meyer will provide direct legal support to patients with the goal of improving health equity and outcomes relating to mental health services, educational supports, and public benefits for children in the New Haven region.
The collaboration will provide interdisciplinary behavioral-health related education and training opportunities to pediatric providers and behavioral health clinicians throughout Connecticut.