Save the Date!
Statewide Partnerships in Practice
Quarterly Meeting
QPR Training: April 22, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24th
We will keep you updated of collection site announcements throughout the month.
Stamford - Drive Thru Location
From April 1-30, anyone can sign up to receive a free Deterra Pouch to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs and it will be mailed directly to their home.

The goal is to distribute 20,000 Deterra Pouches to U.S. households, enough to destroy 1.8 million unwanted medications. Do your part by signing up to be part of the campaign and encourage your friends, relatives and community members to request a free Deterra Pouch.

You can also get free Derterra Pouches from The Hub!
Order FREE Materials & Promotional Items from The Hub!

You can now order a variety of printed materials (including the new resource guides and support group guide) and promotional items from The Hub website!

Visit the site, fill out the form and we will ship everything to you. If you have any questions, email us at
New Prevention Mascot Unveiled for Connecticut
The 2021 Statewide National Prevention Week Committee has decided to create a prevention mascot for the State of Connecticut! This mascot is meant to be used for all aspects of National Prevention Week and throughout the year. Similar as Gizmo, the mascot for suicide prevention, our new mascot can be used on promotional materials, handouts, social media posts, and more!

What is the new mascot? A Starfish! Why? There are many arms of a starfish – and many aspects of prevention. Prevention reaches out and we all know that prevention matters to each person impacted by our work. During National Prevention Week, we will be having a naming contest and we encourage you and your community members will participate. By doing your part to spread the word, we can find the perfect name! In addition, please use the hashtag #PreventionHappensHereCT for all National Prevention Week and other prevention activities so we can all see the great work happening right here in Connecticut.

Here is a link to the graphic toolkit so you can incorporate it into your print, online, and handout materials for NPW and beyond.
Resources for Students
April 20th from 6:30 - 7 PM.

In the News
Kids allowed to sip alcohol start to see booze more favorably, study finds

Kids often get their first taste of alcohol from a parent, sipping a little from mom or dad’s glass to find out what the big deal is about. It seems harmless, but researchers are increasingly scrutinizing the practice, concerned it might push a child to become more interested in alcohol — and potentially develop a drinking problem down the road.

The latest study on the subject finds 22% of children who are 9-11 years old have sipped alcohol — most frequently beer and most often a drink that belonged to their father. Read full article.
How to Spot Depression in
Young Children

We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.

When parents bring their children in for medical care these days, there is no such thing as a casual, “Hey, how’s it going?” We doctors walk into every exam room prepared to hear a story of sadness and stress, or at the very least, of coping and keeping it together in this very hard year, full of isolation, loss, tragedy and hardship, with routines disrupted and comfort hard to come by. Read full article.
The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT
A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) 

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