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Drug-free Schools

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Visit our YouTube Channel to view recordings of our educational webinars:

Youth Cannabis Prevention:  Alternatives to Suspension and Restorative Practices

with speakers F.J. Perfas and Dan Fitzgerald of New England PTTC

LGBTQ+ Awareness and Sensitivity

09/21/22 with speakers

Vernon House, NYPD

and River Ramos, Apex Community Care

Keeping Youth Safe: Recognizing Substance Use

10/19/22 with speaker David Petersen, Drug Recognition Expert, New Milford PD

LBGTQ+ Resource Links:

LGBTQ Inclusivity in Schools- A Self-Assessment tool from the CDC

PFLAG Waterbury

LGBTQ+ Communities and Mental Health from Mental Health America

The Genderbread Person- A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.

School Climate for LGBTQ Students in CT- 2019 State snapshot.

The Trevor Project's Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary youth.

Behavioral Health Resources for Schools

Mental Health America 2022 Back to School Toolkit- available in English and Spanish

Issue Brief from Child Health ad Development Institute:

Brief Interventions Can Improve Children's Behavioral Health Services

See our Prevention Comittee Page for resources on substance use including vaping, cannabis, and alcohol

The Educator- published and distributed by the Drug Free Schools Committee

Spring 2023

Edibles and High Potency THC


To dowload a version in Spanish, click here

To download a version in Brazilian Portuguese, click here

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