Purpose

Purpose

TTASC helps build the capacity of individuals, organizations, and multi-sector community coalitions to implement evidence-based prevention strategies and best practices and to promote career pathways and advancement in the prevention field.

It accomplishes this purpose by organizing events such as learning communities, facilitating access to professional development offerings, providing customized technical assistance, and promoting individual and organizational networking.

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) funds Connecticut’s Prevention TTASC. Connecticut’s prevention system is designed to promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities by preventing or delaying substance use.  Learn more about DHMAS.

Prevention means creating conditions that promote good health. It is achieved by reducing those factors that are known to cause illness and problem behaviors and encouraging those factors that buffer individuals and promote good health. Prevention promises a reduction in the incidence of new cases of illness and problem behavior. When properly done, a good preventive intervention is long lasting and focused on reducing vulnerability and enhancing wellness. Learn more about the DMHAS Prevention System.