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Motivated By Our Kids.
February 2021
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
How many candy conversation hearts do you think are in a Stick To Kindness water bottle?
EDGE students will bring awareness to safe relationships this February by creating and sharing posters, writing school announcements and sponsoring a guessing jar of conversation candy hearts in a Stick To Kindness water bottle. In past years high school EDGE students presented a program called Safe Dates to middle school students. High School EDGE members are in the planning stage of bringing this program to middle school students virtually!

Safe Dates is a school-based prevention program for middle and high school students designed to stop or prevent the initiation of dating violence victimization and perpetration, including the psychological, physical, and sexual abuse that may occur between youths involved in a dating relationship.

For more information follow this link, Safe Dates Information
Continuing Education

DMLWC & DMYFS staff attended SAMHSA's 17th Annual Prevention Day and CADCA's 31st Annual National Leadership Forum virtually this year!

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.
What does CADCA include?
Access to all sessions, February 1-4
100+ training sessions
Access to all session recordings, handouts, PowerPoints and resources
Capitol Hill Day/Legislative Update
Opening Plenary
Membership Plenary
National Leadership Awards
Networking events
Admission to a virtual Exhibit Hall
Intercultural Exhibition
Ideas Fair
1:1 Meetings with CADCA Staff
Vaping Education

Tricia Dahl, a senior Research Assistant at Yale University School of Medicine, presented a webinar on "What You Need To Know About Youth Vaping" to our community.

A recording of the webinar has been made available.

Please reach out to for more resources mentioned in the webinar.

This webinar is brought to you by a group of Local Prevention Councils that want to help their communities make healthy choices. All are welcome.
Local Prevention Council’s are grants funded by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
This webinar is sponsored by Bethany-Orange-Woodbridge Partners for Prevention; Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition; Guilford Developmental Assets for Youth (DAY); Milford Prevention Council; Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS); Step Up Naugy: Naugatuck’s Prevention Coalition; Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families; TPAUD, Trumbull's Prevention Partnership; and West Haven Prevention Council.
Join Us for The DMLWC Meeting
Monday March 8th 2:30pm
Topic: How The Pandemic is Effecting Subsistence Use
Presented by Nina Chanana, DMLWC Evaluator
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Meeting ID: 839 6931 7214 Passcode: 188150 
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03/08/21 2:30pm - 03/08/21 3:30pm

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Substance Use Rates
Cigarette use rates are down, but now we need to tackle Vaping use rates! With funding from LPC & DFC grants, DMLWC is able to provide education to students and community members on the dangers of using vaping products. #dmlwc #dmyfs
Parents have the power. Talk Early! Talk Often! 

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Wellness Resources

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Middlesex County
Chamber of Commerce
Durham & Middlefield Division
This month, Dena Miccinello, Prevention Coordinator, presented the DMLWC Year End Review of 2020 to the members of the Durham Middlefield Chamber of Commerce. The Chambers continued partnership and support is greatly appreciated!

--Go to Know the signs--because emotional pain isn't always obvious.
--Copy this chat link and share with someone who needs to talk.
--Keep this lifeline number handy: 1-800-273-8255
Durham Middlefield Youth & Family Services
Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition
405 Main Street, Suite 11 Middlefield, Ct 06455
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