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How to Develop a Statewide System to Link Families With Community Resources: A Manual Based on "Help Me Grow"


Based on Connecticut's "Help Me Grow" Initiative, this online manual offers guidance for exploring, creating, and/or enhancing a single-point-of-access system to connect children at risk for developmental or behavioral problems with community resources. This manual is organized into the following topics: 

  • Framing the issue
  • Building collaboration: The recruitment, retention, and recognition of partners
  • The call center
  • Community-based liaisons
  • Data collection, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement
  • Closing comments


Carey Consulting; Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Connecticut Children's Trust Fund; The Child Health and Development Institute of CT

Funding Sources

Commonwealth Fund

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  • Release Date: 07/2006
  • Original Summary: 06/2008
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Last updated: March 28, 2012.