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The Connecticut Women's Consortium

The mission of the Connecticut Women's Consortium is to ensure that the behavioral health system responds to the needs of women and the people and organizations that affect them.

We envision that behavioral health care systems serving women will be accessible, effective, and practice holistic, trauma-informed and gender-responsive care. To achieve this vision we strive to eliminate discrimination and promote excellence in the care for women through education, training, advocacy, and policy development.

We are a statewide policy, training, and advocacy organization specializing in women's behavioral health.

Upcoming Training

Compassion Fatigue: What is it? How do you know when you're in it? And how to cope!(7/28/16)
July 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
at The Connecticut Women's Consortium

The Connecticut Women's Consortium trainings include local, national, and international experts on trauma-informed, gender-responsive care and behavioral health best practices. Our trainings are open to the public.


Visit a number of resources that have been collected into one location to allow you to find out more about gender and trauma, human trafficking, women offenders, homelessness, sexual health, co-occuring disorders, and domestic violence.

As a "consortium," we strive to create opportunities for conversations, collaborations, and partnerships that advocate for improved women's behavioral health systems throughout Connecticut.

Initiatives and Projects

The Connecticut Women's Consortium believes that service design and delivery should reflect the different gender considerations of men and women. A trauma-informed, gender responsive approach to care is integral to the CWC's mission and vision.

Trauma Matters Newsletter

Since 2002, the Trauma Matters newsletter has provided information about trauma and trauma-informed care by examining best practices and efforts in behavioral health in the state of Connecticut.

In this issue:

  • They See What They Get: How Early Violence Exposure Shapes Perception and Behavior
  • Understanding How Food Matters
  • Ask the Experts: A Conversation with Jim Knipe, PhD
  • Featured Resource: DMHAS Integrative Medicine Activities: Supporting Mind, Body, and Spirit