PREVENTION CONNECTION

August 2017

 

A Message from Kristen

Prevention Partners:

From September 15 to October 15, the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate the important contributions made to the United States by American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership recognizes the unique needs of the Hispanic and Latino community and has created a series of tools to use to work better with and in the community, which you will read about in this issue.  This edition focuses on:  best practices in prevention approaches for Hispanic and Latino youth; our initiative in Hartford funded by the United Health Foundation: Por los Ninos: Preventing Substance Abuse Among Latino; and resources your program staff can use to enhance prevention services.

To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Luke Bronin will join The Partnership and Family Life Education for a community conversation Talk to Your Children; Talk to Us about the ways we can work together to prevent substance abuse among Hispanic/Latino youth in Hartford.  This important event will bring together prevention practitioners, treatment providers, community resources and other key stakeholders in Hartford on September 21, 2017  For more information and to register, click here.

Kristen Granatek, M.S.

Director, Prevention Initiatives