Public-Private Partnerships

Connecticut has a strong commitment to the well-being of the state’s youngest children and through the Department of Children and Families has supported their social and emotional well-being by investing in effective, evidence based-programs such as ECCP® through funding and partnerships across public and private sectors.

Advanced Behavioral Health, Inc. is a non-profit behavioral health care company specializing in program development, management and information systems. ABH® employs Elizabeth Bicio, LCSW, who is one of the primary ECCP® program developers and the statewide ECCP® program director. ABH® and Elizabeth work in close partnership with Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Walter Gilliam, Ph.D. of Yale University to evaluate the program through a series of rigorous research evaluations.

The ECCP® program model has demonstrated success in collaboration and coordination across state and local agencies and service providers, to ensure a seamless delivery system and shared quality outcomes that improve the quality of life for the children, families, and caregivers served.