Real Talk Vernon was created by youth members of the Vernon ROCKS coalition to encourage young people in Vernon to have conversations with each other, and with their parents about underage drinking.
Two Morgan students were recognized for their efforts in drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
Inaugural mobile medication take back collects 90 lbs of medication in Putnam
In partnership with Miranda Creative Marketing Consultants, a core group of EDGE members developed 4 peer-to-peer and 1 peer-to-adult marijuana awareness messages. When developing the content for this campaign the students felt there needed to be an important and educational message about the harmful effects of marijuana.
Once a week, students from the Lower CT River Valley sit on both sides of the mic for this youth-run online radio program.
The 'Our Darien' campaign’s tailored images and slogans send important messages to Darien youth and their parents about the short- and long-term consequences of underage and binge drinking. It was developed by the Thriving Youth Task Force, a coalition funded by a CT Strategic Prevention Framework Coalition (CSC) grant from DMHAS. The town’s main struggle is with underage drinking, so the coalition targets the risk factors of peer and family norms under their CSC grant.
Our state has a reputation for being on the cutting edge of substance abuse prevention, so it was no surprise to see two of our local coalitions featured on CADCA’s “Coalitions Online” newsletter.