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What is the Connecticut Prevention Network? The Connecticut Prevention Network (CPN) is an association of the state’s 13 community partnership Regional Action Councils (RACs) that work to provide your community with education, training and advocacy for substance abuse prevention. What We Do -Provide your community with education, training, and advocacy for substance abuse prevention and behavioral health. -Inventory community resources to address substance abuse and behavioral health issues. -Identify gaps in services and changes to community environments. -Design/develop/implement programs to fill identified gaps in services. -Reduce the negative effects of substance abuse and related risky behaviors on youth and the community. How We Do It -Mobilize government leaders, mental health/substance abuse professionals, law enforcement, schools, faith organizations and youth. -Advocate for wellness and health promotion across all 169 cities and towns. -Tailor prevention strategies to meet each community's specific needs. -Leverage funds for local initiatives and grant collaboration. -Assess community data to gain additional resources to meet prevention needs across the state of Connecticut.
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CPN-Connecticut Prevention NetworkSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 2:28am
An urgent message from the CT Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB):

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why”, based on a popular novel of the same name, was released on March 31 and has been much talked about, particularly among school-aged youth. The fictional story is a cautionary tale of a young girl’s suicide, and covers other sensitive subject matters as the series progresses such as sexual abuse, rape, substance abuse, mental health, and bullying. The show sensationalizes suicide, focuses on reasons to die vs. reasons to live, and blames survivors, all of which can easily trigger at risk individuals.
Due to the popularity and the subject matter of the series, many national and state organizations have created resources to assist adults in talking with individuals at risk, especially youth, about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in the TV series and in general. The CTSAB is providing the information below to assist you in conversations with others about these very serious and sensitive topics.

Suggestions:
· Preview the series prior to permitting youth to view.

· If you consider the series suitable for youth, watch the series with them.

· Watch the series companion piece "13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons" on Netflix for a discussion by cast, producers, and mental health professionals about the series.

· Create a safe, judgment-free zone when talking about the series and the subject matter.

Discuss Reasons to Live, and how to stay safe. Who are trusted adults to talk with, and where/how to access help.

· Get help- In CT call 211 or 1(800)273-TALK (8255) the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In an emergency call 911.

Or particiapte in the below webinar
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CPN-Connecticut Prevention Network shared a link.Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:52am
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CPN-Connecticut Prevention NetworkThursday, April 20th, 2017 at 3:26am
CPN is at the Capitol today spreading the important message of
Prevention. Keep the RACS funded. Merger is not
The answer!
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CPN-Connecticut Prevention Network shared Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's video.Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 10:46pm
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Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
Watch and Share this special video message from Simone Biles and Attorney General George Jepsen who are teaming up to encourage our children to make healthy lifestyle choices. Visit AskListenLearn.com for additional resources to help you steer your kids away from underage drinking.
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CPN-Connecticut Prevention Network shared Suicide and Self Destruction's photo.Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 2:30am