Supervising and Managing in Youth Serving Organizations 5-Session Course

Starting April 1, 2015 (9:30AM-12:30PM). Follow the link above for more details.

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2-Day Course

April 21 & 28, 2015 (8:30AM-12:30PM). Follow the link above for more details.

Prevention Training Program

Register for Courses Offered During October 2014 - April 2015


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Dr. Jacob K. Tebes, Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), Child Study, and Public Health, is a recipient of the 2015 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Theory and Research in Community Psychology. Initiated in 1974, the award is given by the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA): Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association to an individual whose career of high quality and innovative research and scholarship has resulted in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in community psychology. SCRA encourages the development of theory, research, and practice relevant to the reciprocal relationships between individuals and the social system and serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action. Its members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. The award citation reads as follows: “Well known for his work on the promotion of resilience in at risk populations, the prevention of substance abuse in adolescents, and the integration of cultural approaches in research and application, Jacob Kraemer Tebes, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology), Child Study and Public Health, at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also is Director of the Division of Prevention and Community Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Executive Director of The Consultation Center. Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Community Psychology, he has encouraged innovative approaches to research within the discipline. He has also written on the relational and transdisciplinary nature of modern science, and the impact of philosophy of science on community psychology research. He has taught in community and clinical psychology and in prevention science, and has helped nurture a generation of scholars and practitioners.”

Dr. Andrew D. Case has been awarded the Vera S. Paster Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Assoc. Andrew completed a year-long predoctoral fellowship at The Consultation Center, Dept of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, in 2014 and is currently a postdoctoral associate at the Duke Global Health Institute. The Vera S. Paster Award was established in 1989 to honor Ortho's 64th president. It is presented annually to individuals whose work has "significantly contributed to the social, educational, physical and/or psychological well-being of persons of color, thereby promoting their empowerment and ameliorating their disadvantages from oppression and its effects."

Jessica Costeines, MSW, Research Assistant for the Program & Service System Evaluation area, was awarded Outstanding Work in Research by the Connecticut Mental Health Center in celebration of National Social Work Month. Jessica received her award on 3/26/15.

We extend our sincerest congratulations to our award recipients!

"As a summer of service nears ... a look back" by Joanna Smiley
TCC communication specialist talks with Chelsea Hinchey about her partnership with the Center as a Yale President’s Public Service Fellow. YaleNews, 3/5/15

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The Consultation CenterOur mission at The Consultation Center, Inc., is to promote health and wellness, prevent mental health and substance abuse problems, and advance equity and social justice.


Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership

Yale Bridgeport GearUp Partnershipquote...education is the fault line between those who will prosper in the new economy and those who will not.  To prepare young people for the world of personal and professional choices in the 21st century, we must open the doors of college to all Americans.
-- U.S. Department of Educationquote


How do you encourage more than 1,500 middle-schoolers- plus their teachers, counselors, and families- to focus on planning for their futures?

The answer is GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a national initiative that began in 1999 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership plans to open as many doors as possible for Bridgeport students to attend college. The program aims to provide students with the skills and aspirations needed to graduate from high school and succeed in a productive post-secondary educational option of their choice. The funding for this project targets Bridgeport students who are in the graduating classes of 2014 and 2017 and will follow those students from seventh grade through their freshman year in college.

From the voices of recent Connecticut GEAR UP graduates...

  • "This program kept me from dropping out of high school." Takira, Cesar Batalla School.
  • "Now I know that just because my parents didn't go to college, doesn't mean I can't." Neil, Luis Munoz Marin School.
  • "GEAR UP has showed me that you can have fun while learning important lessons. The program has shown me how to be a better person." Joel, Winthrop Middle School.

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The Youth Development Training and Resource Center is a resource center and intermediary to assist youth programs, local youth-serving networks, and funders of youth agencies throughout Connecticut. YDTRC was founded in 1993 by the City Wide Youth Coalition and The Consultation Center. Through our services, we promote positive youth development and meaningful youth engagement. We can provide services or connect you to resources.

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