Keeping Kids Safe this Summer

WTNH– Mary Kate Mason from The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services talks about the Governor’s Prevention Partnership on keeping kids safe from underage/binge drinking and substance abuse during the summer months.

Connecticut youth drink alcohol at rates higher than the national average. Underage drinking is a national and state health crisis.

DMHAS provides funding in every town in the state to address underage drinking using strategies for community change. The Governor’s Prevention Partnership offers prevention resources for parents, concerned adults and community members to help keep kids safe, successful and drug-free.

For more information on prevention, go to www.ct.gov/DMHAS or www.preventionworksct.org.

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