Local Prevention Councils (LPCs)
In CT, each municipality has a Local Prevention Council (LPC) whose goal is to increase public awareness of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and to stimulate the development and implementation of local prevention activities, with a primary focus on youth. Many also address social-emotional health, recognizing the strong relationship between substance misuse and mental health disorders.
LPCs are coalitions consisting of stakeholders from 12 identified sectors. The Hub supports LPCs through regional coordination, technical assistance, and funding, including the recent Strategic Opioid Response grants.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES / GENERAL PUBLIC
Great overview of addiction & prevention by Dr. Ruth Potee: 51-minute video
Findings from the 2018 national "Monitoring the Future" survey of middle and high school students: 3 min. video
Great info and resources for families: Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
SAMHSA's Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Abuse Guide
DrugFree.Org's Prevention Tips for every age
Department of Education's Drug Free 10-pg Tips Brochure
RESOURCES FOR PREVENTION COALITION MEMBERS
The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and the 7 environmental strategies: 2pp handout
Prevention 101: 5-part video series aimed at colleges
Searchable list of evidence-based strategies (based on NREPP and other sources) from the Athena Forum
Data resources from the CT Prevention Data Portal a project of the Center for Prevention, Evaluation & Statistics (CPES) State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup
Learn about Prevention Specialist Certification
Learn about the Drug Free Communities grants
Attend Hub meetings for updates and information on mental health and substance use priorities