What We Do

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

 

TPAUD’s activities focus on increasing awareness about the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drugs 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.

 

Education & Outreach Efforts

 

  • Implement Keep a Clear Mind, an evidence-based health program, in 6th grade health classes at Madison Middle School and Hillcrest Middle School to educate about risks and refusal skills, and encourage conversations with parents.

 

  • Deliver the THS 9th Grade Underage Drinking & Drug Forum, which educates youth and parents about the various risks of underage substance abuse. This program fulfills a requirement of the 9th grade health curriculum.

 

  • Offer Survival Guide for 8th Grade Parents, and program to educate and inform parents about the social and emotional transitions youth experience as they enter high school.

 

  • Partner with THS and S.A.V.E. 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.

 

  • Provide programs and speakers to local school and communities.

 

  • Implement a parent educational campaign on the risks of prescription drug abuse.

 

  • Direct educational materials to parents about the consequences of allowing underage drinking in their homes. Partner with the C.A.R.E.S. Group to offer a weekly drop-in support group for families dealing with substance abuse.

 

Access & Enforcement Efforts

 

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

 

  • Implement media campaign about where kids get alcohol and the risks of serving kids.

 

  • Publicize CT’s Social Host law which prohibits anyone from providing teens a place to drink. Provide financial support for the implementation and publicity of 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 3 cohorts of Trumbull Police Dept. officers. This training educates officers on techniques for the safe dealing with large gatherings. 

 

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

 

  • Provide TIPS Training for alcohol servers and alcohol sellers in town.

 

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

 

 

Prevention Works!

 

TPAUD conducts extensive data collection to understand the problem of substance abuse in Trumbull. Student surveys and focus groups provide us with information on youth attitudes and behavior around alcohol and drug use. TPAUD also surveys parent surveys to understand how parent attitudes about underage drinking and drug use may frame youth beliefs and behavior.

 

From our surveys data, our work in the community, and the insights of our members, we know that PREVENTION WORKS and it works in Trumbull. At TPAUD, we know that efforts to address youth alcohol and drug use must focus on the environment around our kids. Our efforts are concentrated in the following areas:

 

  • Education & Outreach – educating youth, parents, and community on the risks of underage substance abuse and prevention strategies

 

  • Access & Enforcement – reducing youth access to alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs; supporting local police in enforcing the laws that are in place to keep our youth safe

What We Know

ABOUT US

TPAUD, Trumbull's Prevention Partnership is a community coalition dedicated to engaging and mobilizing youth, parents, and community partners to reduce youth alcohol and drug use, foster social/emotional health, and build a safe and healthy community.

ADDRESS

TPAUD, Trumbull's Prevention Partnership

Trumbull Public Schools

6254 Main Street
Trumbull, CT 06611

 

tpaud@trumbullps.org

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