! Community Celebration
This public education campaign is designed to help
girl’s ages 9 – 14 enhance their own self-esteem, mental health,
decision-making and assertiveness skills, and to prevent the harmful
consequences of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.
Events that are tailored to the population being served and
include Black Expo, Puerto Rican Family Day, Temple B’Nai Abraham, St.
Rose Church, Holy Trinity Church, Community Health Center, local
elementary and middle schools.
Throughout the year, including Drunk/Drugged Driving month in
December with the placement of newspaper articles, distribution of alcohol
free recipe booklet, local cable programming.
Other campaigns include Fraud Against the Elderly, Adult Children
of Alcoholics and Gambling Awareness.
Education for Professionals
Sessions for local community providers including training and
resource building on tobacco, club drugs, marijuana, inhalants, illegal
drugs, alcohol, HIV/AIDS, prevention and asset building.
Topics are tailored to the audience and can be held off-site.
Bi-monthly networking and informational sessions for direct
(Training for Intervention Procedures)
Training for alcohol servers and retail alcohol establishments
to assist them in identifying underage customers.
This program is conducted in conjunction with local merchants and
liquor control, and includes certification for TIPS trainers.
This annual event allows council and community members the
opportunity to discuss their concerns and suggestions for community action
with local and state government officials.
Local Prevention Councils
are funded by a grant from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction
Services. The grant is
monitored and funds are distributed through the
and Wallingford Substance Abuse Council.
The members of the council meet on a regular basis to discuss
problems related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.