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What We Do

TPAUD, Trumbull's Prevention Partnership is a community coalition dedicated to engaging and mobilizing youth, parents and guardians, and community partners to prevent youth alcohol and drug use and create a safe and healthy community.​

TPAUD’s activities focus on increasing awareness about the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drug use, as well as reducing access to alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. TPAUD also works to support local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep our community safe.

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TPAUD staff is available to provide your organization with trainings in:

  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training

  • The New Marijuana - Connecticut's Law and You

  • Dangers of Nicotine/Vaping

  • Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone/Narcan Education

TPAUD can also customize presentations and in-service trainings to fit the specific needs of your organization. For more information, contact Kiersten Naumann at

Education & Outreach Efforts

  • Collaborate with state-wide prevention partners on the You Think You Know counterfeit drug awareness campaign.

  • Moderate the First Selectman's Youth Advisors - Youth Advocating for Youth (YAY). Support YAY's efforts to increase mental health awareness and resources at Trumbull High School, such as placing mental health resource stickers in student handbooks.

  • Partner with Trumbull EMS to offer Naloxone/Narcan Administration and Overdose & Suicide Prevention trainings throughout the year.​​​


  • Partner with the Trumbull Public Library to offer resources around substance use/misuse and mental health at the Family Resource Center, housed in the Children's Department. 

  • Support the implementation of D.A.R.E.'s evidence-based "keepin' it REAL" program to all 5th graders in Trumbull.

  • Develop "Positive Choices, Healthy Kids", a five part video series sent to all middle school families on the importance of healthy choices, to reinforce the D.A.R.E. curriculum and to encourage communication between students and their grown-ups.


  • Develop the "Talking About" health program for use in all 6th grade health classes Trumbull.


  • Deliver the Trumbull High School 9th Grade Underage Drinking & Drug Forum, which educates youth and their grown-ups about the various risks of underage substance use. This program fulfills a requirement of the 9th grade health curriculum.

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  • Partner with multiple THS and middle school clubs to encourage a positive school climate and interactions between students and staff, and to reach kids with prevention messages. Educate middle school students at school Health Fairs and in middle school health classes.


  • Collaborate with community partners to provide community-wide in-person and virtual programs and speakers on substance use and mental health, such as "Let's Talk Mental Health, Trumbull," a monthly series highlighting and demystifying diverse topics and providing useful information and resources around mental health.


  • Collaborate with state-wide prevention partners to develop the Let's #MentionPrevention campaign around alcohol, vaping and marijuana.

Access & Enforcement Efforts

  • Partner with the Trumbull Health Department, Lakewood-Trumbull YMCS and Trumbull Social Services to provide Deterra Safe Drug Disposal bags, medication lockboxes and promotion of Trumbull's Medication DropBox.

  • Implement and publicize Trumbull’s anonymous Drug & Underage Drinking TipsLine.


  • Publicize CT’s Social Host law which prohibits anyone from providing teens a place to drink. Provide financial support for Trumbull’s Medication Drop Box.


  • Provide financial support for party patrols that routinely monitor areas of town where youth are likely to drink or buy/use drugs, as well as respond to anonymous tips.


  • Provide Controlled Party Dispersal Training for Trumbull Police Dept. officers. This training educates officers on techniques for the safe dealing with large gatherings of underage youth. 


  • Support enforcement activities at community events and THS sporting events, including bag checks at home football games and tailgating patrols.


  • Support compliance checks for retailers to ensure alcohol is not sold to underage customers.

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