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Stay informed about the issues surrounding possible marijuana legalization in Connecticut. See what EHYFS Director Toni McCabe presented as a panelist at Rep. Melissa Ziobron’s recent forum on this topic.

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse in Your Community:

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“Addiction: From Alcohol to Heroin” Featuring Guest Speaker Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. – April 21, 2016

“Raising a Well-Adjusted, Confident and Self-Reliant Boy” Featuring Guest Speaker Alicia Farrell, Ph.D. – April 5, 2016


Smart Approaches to MarijuanaSAM provides the latest research on marijuana and works to prevent the Marijuana Industry from becoming the next Big Tobacco. – A central hub of useful parenting information brought to you by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership – A resource for parents who suspect or know their child is using drugs or alcohol

Parent Further – A Search Institute resource for families

Search Institute – An independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth and communities – Provides parents and adults with information and resources to help keep Connecticut’s youth from drinking alcohol

Marijuana Fact Check – Offers the latest research on marijuana and its effects on young people

LiveLoud -Support for recovery from opioid addiction

News Articles:

The Problem with Kids and Cannabis, Mayo Clinic

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Pregnant and Nursing Mothers to Avoid Marijuana Use, SAM 

It’s High Time We Took a Breath from Marijuana Commercialization, Herald and News