DMHAS’ prevention system is designed to promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities by preventing or delaying substance use. Prevention services are comprised of six key strategies including information dissemination, education, alternative activities, strengthening communities, promoting positive values, and problem identification & referral to services.
The Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Service Center (TTASC), a prevention workforce development initiative, is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as one of its Resource Links. Prevention TTASC’s singular goal is to create a robust, well-informed and educated prevention workforce in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council (ADPC) is a legislatively mandated body comprised of representatives from all three branches of State government, consumer and advocacy groups, private service providers, individuals in recovery from addictions, and other stakeholders in a coordinated statewide response to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and abuse in Connecticut. The Council, co-chaired by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF), is charged with developing recommendations to address substance-use related priorities from all State agencies on behalf of Connecticut’s citizens — across the lifespan and from all regions of the state.
Connecticut Clearinghouse, a program of Wheeler Clinic and funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is the state’s premier library and resource center on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention, wellness, health promotion, recovery and many related topics. The Clearinghouse has books, DVDs, curricula, pamphlets, posters and fact sheets for all age groups. These resources are available for all Connecticut families, teachers, students, professionals, communities and children.
For additional information on materials available through the Connecticut Clearinghouse, contact at 800.232.4424 or visit www.ctclearinghouse.org
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.
SERC is a quasi-public agency established under statute to serve the CT State Board of Education in supporting educational equity and excellence. We do this by providing professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.