Director of Community Mental Health for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Co-author: Connecticut’s Comprehensive Approach to Reducing In-School Arrests: Changes in Statewide Policy, Systems Coordination, and School Practices
Dr. Plant is the Director of Community Mental Health for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and is a developer of the Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative. Over the course of his career he has provided direct service and managed most levels of behavioral health care including private practice, outpatient clinic, partial hospital, intensive in-home services, assessment and consultation to school systems, residential treatment and psychiatric hospital care for children and youth. Dr. Plant is a frequent lecturer and writer, with recent publications addressing mental health needs of children in foster care and residential treatment of adolescent substance abuse.