The Governor's Prevention Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders with a mission to keep
The Partnership provides leadership and services to help schools, communities, youth organizations, colleges and businesses create and sustain quality programs in these core areas:
- Increasing the number of youth who have the caring support of a mentor
- Helping local communities build coalitions and programs to address underage drinking
- Helping schools develop and implement effective drug and violence prevention programming including Student Assistance Programs, bullying, conflict resolution and peer mediation programs
- Helping colleges/universities address issues and behavior related to alcohol abuse
- Delivering anti-drug messages through the media
- Giving parents the skills they need to protect their children against drugs and other problems
The Governor's Prevention Partnership works in collaboration with local, regional and statewide providers to maximize youth development programming without duplicating services. The Partnership's programs affect children in virtually every community in the state.
Find out how you can help visit their website at www.preventionworksct.org
Prom and graduation season mark the time when underage drinking and alcohol-related crashes typically increase. Click here to learn how to talk to your kids about drinking.
Visit these websites for more information:
is a drug abuse prevention and treatment resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their children.
Time To Talk is designed to support and empower parents to have frequent, positive conversations with their children to keep them healthy and drug-free. Visit Time to Talk and get help talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
Time to Act is a step-by-step teen drug and alcohol intervention guide for parents who suspect or know their teens are drinking or using drugs.
A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain helps parents understand how brain development shapes-and explains-the teen personalities and behaviors that often confound parents. If you have ever wondered “What exactly constitutes normal teenage behavior?”, then this is a great resource for you.
The Parent Toolkit is a video-based guide to help all parents address drugs and alcohol with advice from experts and parents on talking to children of all ages. We know that raising drug-free kids is no easy task, and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America is here to help.
Not in My House offers information and tips for parents specifically on prescription drug abuse.
Decoder is the Partnership’s multi-author blog that connects parents, caregivers, teachers and mentors to each other in an online community to better understand teen culture, peer pressure, parenting and substance abuse.
Get Help for Drug Problems is designed to provide help for families and individuals struggling with drug and alcohol problems. The site features interactive tools, stories, articles and resources for those seeking information about how to help themselves or others.
Drug Guide is a handy comprehensive list of commonly abused substances, including crystal meth, ketamine, and oxycontin, that provides information on what each substance looks like, what the effects are and the slang terms kids use to describe them.
Please visit www.drugfree.org/playhealthy for information on performance enhancing drugs that we have developed in conjunction with Major League Baseball.
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