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Westport Prevention Coalition
Providing a comprehensive approach to educational and prevention services for Westport residents of all ages, through regular coalition meetings and programming.
The Westport Prevention Coalition utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a comprehensive process for addressing substance misuse and related behavioral health problems, to increase awareness of the possible harm from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among residents and providing prevention programming throughout the year.
Having the conversation (about substance use) with our kids is important. Luckily there are some tools to help!
"Talk They Hear You from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a national substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action.
During the whole month of March 2022, the Westport Prevention Coalition offered free On-Demand screenings of the film "Don't Wait" by Addiction is Real to ALL Westport parents. Follow-up discussion groups were then held for Elementary Parents as well as Middle/High School parents. In those discussions, we talked about key points in the film and shared tips and strategies. Below you can find the parent toolkit from Addiction is Real.
Partnership To End Addiction Marijuana Toolkit
Additional Family Communication Tools
Did you receive our postcard?
This campaign was funded through the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Local Prevention Grant
Help kids find healthier alternatives through resources like:
Next Meeting: January 10th, 2023 at 3pm
Talk Early & Talk Often
Have the Difficult Conversation. Talk Early & Talk Often
Informed Communities Are Effective Communities. Talk Early & Talk Often
They're Always Our Kids. Talk Early & Talk Often
Physiology of Addiction w/ Dr. Ruth Potee
Effects of Drug Taking Behavior on the Brain
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