The Connection Prevention Services provide technical assistance to two underage drinking prevention initiatives, through community coalitions, in East Haven and Guilford.
The Connection Prevention Services is developing a comprehensive prevention strategy for delivering and implementing effective substance abuse prevention services by working with community coalitions in East Haven and Guilford. Using the environmental prevention approach, which involves a coordinated set of programs and activities designed to alter the factors in the community that contribute to the problem of underage drinking and many related risk factors.
The five main components to environmental prevention:
Data collection and analysis
Enforcement of laws relating to alcohol
The Prevention Services uses the Connecticut Strategic Prevention Framework (CT SPF) as a guide to facilitate and implement Connecticut’s prevention policy plans. CT SPF is a data driven planning process designed to effectively prevent alcohol abuse in East Haven and Guilford, with a special emphasis on underage drinking.
Funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
For more information about The Connection Prevention Services, please contact Prevention Program Manager Simone Powell, at (203) 776-9900 ext. 1054, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about The Connection Prevention Services, please contact Gerardo Sorkin, LCSW, Director of Prevention and Intervention & Bettor Choice Program at (203) 787-2111 ext. 1102 or at email@example.com.