about prevention activities happening
National Info Lines:
Studies indicate that the easiest place for teens to get alcohol is at home. Building on that idea, New Canaan has used the campaign created by FACE "The easiest place for kids to get beer is right next to the milk. This included strategically placing fridges in public areas in New Canaan.
In response to this campaign, a teen sent in this powerful response to the campaign to New Canaan Cares. Please click here to read.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month Throughout the month, communities in lower Fairfield County are increasing awareness about alcohol through parent forums, youth driven activities, alcohol awareness displays and articles in the local media. Please click on calendar for a listing of these events. LFCRAC congratulates all of these communities on their efforts.
Series of Articles from Members of the LFCRAC in Honor
of Alcohol Awareness:
The will be appearing
in the local Patches; they are also attached below.
Power of Parents (below)
Attention Clinicians: LFCRAC SBIRT Committee has created a resource guide of youth and adult behavioral health services in Lower Fairfield County and surrounding areas. Click here to download the entire guide. It is divided into a number of sections as noted in the table of contents on the second page.
Guide to the Teen Brain:
Scientists are beginning to
learn that it takes a brain about 25 years to fully
develop, and that a huge burst of development happens
during adolescence. That burst can explain a lot
of unpredictable--and sometimes risky--teen behavior."
To watch a short video on the adolescent brain
click here. Compliments of
Marijuana: Answering the Tough Questions
The parents of teenagers' friends can have as much effect on teens' decisions about substance use as their own parents, a new study suggests. Source: Join Together May 10th
Parents - For more information, please click on the Power of Parents brochures and inserts below; compliments of LFCRAC Prevention Partnership Committee.
What's Not So New But Good To Review?
Institute's 40 Developmental Assets
The Partnership at DrugFree.org Offers PACT 360: A community program that educates parents on why teens use drugs and alcohol, what you can do to protect them, how to communicate with them, monitor their activities, spot drug/alcohol use, and what you should do when you find it. (click here for more information)
Great You Tube Video (click to follow link)
Read About What Youth in Our Region are Doing to Keep Their Peers Safe!
"What parents may not realize is that children say parental
disapproval of underage drinking is the key reason they
Collaborating to support healthy communities...
The Lower Fairfield County
Regional Action Council (LFCRAC) is one of 13 Connecticut Regional Action Councils (RACS)
created by the state Legislature in 1989. RACs are a collaborative
venue to support local efforts to address substance abuse and misuse
across the lifespan.
RACs are neutral conveners and catalysts for collaborations to address the gaps, and they are also a place where members of different sectors and communities can share their knowledge, resources and other assets to address and prevent substance abuse.
What we can do for you...
Connecting to prevention and treatment services and resources
We look forward to hearing from you!