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Relationship Abuse: Teaching Teens About the Warning Signs

The recent domestic violence case involving music artists Chris Brown and Rihanna has a lot of teens talking about teen dating violence. Are they drawing healthy conclusions from this case to apply to their lives? Or will they assume that dating violence is a necessary part of relationships? Human Relations Media has many resources available to help you educate your students about teen dating violence. These video and print packages vividly deliver key facts about dating abuse including the warning signs of abuse in teen relationships as well as helpful advice on how teens can get away from potentially unhealthy, dangerous relationships. Help your students make informed decisions about what is acceptable behavior in dating relationships. Let us be their trustworthy resource for this potentially life-saving information. Topics include: Ten Signs of Relationship Abuse, Dealing with Teen Dating Abuse, Power and Control in Teen Relationships, and the Dating for Real series.

Centers for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPTs)

The Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPTs) are regional technical assistance providers for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), an agency of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). CSAP and the CAPTs are integral supporters of SAMHSA's mission to create a life in the community for everyone. The CAPTs assist States/Jurisdictions and community-based organizations in the application of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and policies. The CAPT system is a practical tool to increase the impact of the knowledge and experience that defines what works best in prevention programming.


Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut
255 Hempstead Street - New London, CT 06320 
860.443.2896 www.cfapress.org

The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut assists children and families-at-risk. Programs deal with child abuse, family violence, teen pregnancy, children's health care, parent education and child guidance and family preservation. The Agency is the largest private, non-profit children's service provider in southeastern Connecticut.    


Connecticut Association of Non-Profits, Center for Professional Development (CPD)

The Center for Professional Development, the training and education arm of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, offers affordable seminars and workshops to nonprofits of all types and sizes.  CPD uses qualified and experienced trainers who are familiar with nonprofit issues and workplace environment.  Individual workshops are geared for front-line workers, supervisors, management, and executive directors.


Connecticut Certification Board

The CCB is an independent, non-governmental, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers certification for addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, co-occurring disorders and prevention professionals in Connecticut. The Board has established specialty certificates in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and problem gambling for professionals licensed and credentialed in other behavioral healthcare domains. The Board is active in a number of important statewide workforce development initiatives, provides training/continuing education and ensures that the training provided in Connecticut by approved vendors meet established standards.

Connecticut Clearinghouse
334 Farmington Avenue - Plainville, CT 06062 
800.232.4424 or 860.793.9791 
 
Connecticut Clearinghouse is Connecticut's statewide library and resource center for information on substance use and mental health disorders, prevention and health promotion, treatment and recovery, wellness, and other related topics.  A program of Wheeler Clinic since 1988, Connecticut Clearinghouse is funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to disseminate current and reliable information on behavioral health issues to the residents of the state. 
 
The DMHAS Education and Training Division assures the highest standards of care by supporting and promoting the development of linkages with academia, and the professional development of direct care, administrative, and managerial staff. A variety of training programs, workshops, and conferences, planned and coordinated by the division, are designed to meet the educational needs of the organization and its employees.
 

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06134 
Prevention Services: 860.418.682 www.dmhas.state.ct.us

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut. The DMHAS prevention system is designed to promote the overall health and wellness of individuals and communities by preventing or delaying substance use.  Prevention services are comprised of six key strategies including information dissemination, education, alternative activities, strengthening communities, promoting positive values, and problem identification and referral to services.   

DMHAS Education and Training Division
Connecticut Valley Hospital, Beers Hall, 1st Fl., Middletown, CT 06457

The Consultation Center
389 Whitney Avenue - New Haven, CT 06511 

The Prevention Training Program of The Consultation Center provides training in the theory, design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based preventive interventions. The goal of the program is to enhance the capacity of professionals and organizations to deliver effective, high quality preventive programs to identified populations across the lifespan.  Trainers in this series have extensive experience in prevention. The Consultation Center is a cooperative endeavor of the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, The Consultation Center, Inc., and the Connecticut Mental Health Center and has provided prevention training, services and research for over 25 years.  

The Governor's Prevention Partnership
30 Arbor Street, 2nd Fl - Hartford, CT 06106
860.523.8042 or 800.422.5422 www.preventionworksct.org

Created in 1989, The Governor's Prevention Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders with a mission to keep Connecticut's youth safe, successful and drug-free. Co-chaired by Governor M. Jodi Rell and David Fusco, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut Market, The Partnership provides leadership and services to help schools, communities, youth organizations, colleges and businesses create and sustain quality programs in five core areas.

Multicultural Leadership Institute
100 South Turnpike Road - Wallingford, CT 06492 
203.793.1952 www.mli-inc.org

MLI mission is to provide leadership for positive change through multicultural education, information exchange processes, development and implementation of cultural competency standards that fosters knowledge and skills which will enhance service delivery systems within all communities. MLI vision is to become a national leader in promoting multicultural transformation that impact individuals, organizations and ultimately society as a whole. 
 
MLI is also committed to becoming a comprehensive resource for cultural competence, cultural literacy and the promotion of positive change in creating a truly inclusive fair and appropriate service delivery system. The Agency was founded in 1997, in response to the State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) efforts to address the issues of need, accessibility and appropriateness of substance abuse treatment, intervention, and prevention services for ethnic and minority individuals and groups in Connecticut.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

CSAP designs and implements public education programs that range from raising the awareness about the harms of underage drinking to helping families live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. Prevention education tools can be found at the website.

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