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West Hartford to Hold Multiple Programs for National Prevention Week

National Prevention Wekk

West Hartford Social Services is working in collaboration with the West Hartford Prevention Partnership on a series of events for National Prevention Week, May 13-18, 2019.

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What is National Prevention Week?

National Prevention Week initiatives bring community members, health professionals, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government entities together to support the prevention of substance use and the promotion of mental health through local events and activities.

National Prevention Week in West Hartford

Activities in West Hartford are scheduled for each day of the week, Monday through Friday, reflecting national priorities.

West Hartford National Prevention Week activities are shared by the West Hartford Department of Social Services and the West Hartford Prevention Partnership.

This year’s theme – “Inspiring Action. Changing Lives” – reminds us that we can all create positive change through the year. Every day and everywhere, whether we make healthy choices for ourselves or inspire others to do so, the small actions we take as individuals or as a community can change lives for the better.

Monday, May 13:

Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

Event:  Book discussion of “Dopesick” by Beth Macy

Location:  Conard High School Library at 7 p.m.

110 Beechwood Rd., West Hartford, CT

Discussion facilitated by Maureen Plourd and Ken Plourd, West Hartford Prevention Partnership

 

Tuesday, May 14:

Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse

Event:  Information Booth

Location:  Conard High School during track meet at 3:45 p.m.

110 Beechwood Rd., West Hartford, CT

 

Wednesday, Mat 15

Preventing Illicit Drug Use & Youth Marijuana Use

Event:  Presentation and discussion of “Marijuana Myths, Measures and Misunderstanding: Truths the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know.”

Location:  Faxon Library Community Room at 6:30 p.m.

1073 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT

Presentation facilitated by John Daviau, MACP, CPS, Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals

 

Thursday, May 16

Preventing Youth Tobacco Use

Event: Information Booth

Location:  Hall High during lacrosse game at 3:45 p.m.

975 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT

 

Friday, MAY 17

Preventing Suicide

Event: Information Booth

Locations:  West Hartford Teen Center at 7 p.m.

1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT  

                            and    

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink at 7 p.m.

56 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford, CT

           

All Week

Information tables located at Town Hall lobby and various Town facilities.

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