Annual Governor's Celebration for Connecticut's Youth
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Por Los Niños: Preventing Substance Abuse Among Hartford Youth
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We know that young people whose parents talk to them about the dangers of drug and alcohol use are 50% less likely to engage in substance use. With this principle in mind, the Por Los Niños initiative employs a family engagement model to prevent substance abuse among Hartford youth. To actualize this, we have partnered with Family Life Education to engage parents in community cafes and other educational events that teach them how to identify youth substance use and how to have conversations about drugs and alcohol use. This program also seeks to raise awareness through a bilingual, community-informed public awareness campaign. By connecting and convening schools, community organizations, law enforcement and other community aspects, Por Los Niños aims at addressing substance abuse prevention by strengthening community connectivity and resources.
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The Goal-Setting Toolkit is designed to provide practical information and tools that mentors can use to help their mentees identify and set effective short- and long-term goals for themselves. It provides tips for the best ways to approach goal-setting, reviews common barriers and offers useful tools and resources.
According to the 2015 Connecticut’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, we have seen a 15% reduction in underage drinking in the last 10 years. For us, that’s not good enough. Too many of our youth continue to deal with issues of drug use, family alcoholism, bullying and child abuse. It’s time for a change.
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At EdCorpsCT, we believe in the power of young people to change the world, and that the idealism of young people is one of our nation’s most precious natural resources. Robert F. Kennedy once said that even the smallest acts of service create ripples of hope that spread through communities; we agree, and we know that ten months of full-time service is far more than a small act.
The State of Mentoring in CT
In 2015, The Partnership surveyed mentoring programs statewide to provide an updated picture of mentoring in Connecticut. This brief report highlights the status of mentoring in the state, updated information on the challenges mentoring providers face serving youth in our state and the importance of continued support for mentoring as a strategy to help at-risk youth.
Bullying is one of the most widespread and under reported problems within our schools and communities. We're working to fix that.
Metro Taxi is our newest 2017 partner! Thank you Bill & Isabelle Scalzi for your continued support. We are looking forward to recognizing you on November 30th at our breakfast celebration.
View our 2017-2018 Training Resource Guide
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership opposes legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Connecticut.
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership opposes legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Connecticut. We are members of the StopPotCT Coalition! Visit the Coalition’s website for additional information about how you can get involved.
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