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What We Do

TPAUD utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a public health model developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), designed to help communities build prevention capacity and infrastructure to implement and sustain effective prevention policies, practices, and programs.


The SPF is a community-based approach to substance abuse prevention, implementing a data-driven, five-step process to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span.


To achieve effective and lasting individual and community-level change, our work employs CADCA's Seven Strategies for Community Change.


TPAUD in Action

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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

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