Handling the Holidays

The holidays are glamorized as a "perfect" time but oftentimes this perception of perfection leads to stress and loneliness. In an effort to provide resources for those who may be struggling during this time we teamed up with Vernon Social...

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Vernon Holds Town Meeting on Cannabis Retailors Location

Under the new CT Cannabis laws, Vernon is considering allowing up to 2 cannabis retailers, and the current proposal would allow cannabis establishments to be 500 feet away from schools.  The Coalition's Chairperson Michelle Hill attended the town's Planning and...

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Overview of Connecticut’s Cannabis Legalization Law

New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center in collaboration with Connecticut Clearinghouse created an info sheet to help unpack some of the regulatory components in regards to the new legalization of adult recreational cannabis use.  

Coping Strategies for Back to School 2021

Going back to school is an exciting time for youth, and for some, it is their first time in the classroom in a year and a half! However, the change of going back to school can create some challenges like...

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Holiday Resources

What To Do 2020 has been profoundly trying. Many have experienced hardships out of their control ranging from health concerns, job loss, witnessing social injustices, and much more.  While for some families the holidays bring positive feelings, there are stressors...

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is held across the world on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose, memorialize those we've lost to addiction and reduce the stigma associated with drug misuse. The Vernon ROCKS Coalition aims to reduce the stigma...

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Prevention Placemat

The Vernon ROCKS Coalition has created a placement to help young children learn about positive life choices.  Have your kids help Hedgey the Hedgehog learn how to be healthy and make good decisions! Download the activity placemat HERE

BIPOC Mental Health Month

This July we need to raise awareness for BIPOC Mental Health, this month is dedicated to bringing attention to the difficulty that BIPOC (Black, Idigenous, People of Color) experience in regards to their mental health and the unique struggles they...

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The Vernon ROCKS Coalition stands in solidarity with the LGBTQA+ community.       PRIDE month was developed to raise awareness and improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation, and is a...

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Senior Spotlight

The Vernon ROCKS Coalition would like to appreciate our Seniors; Amani, Angie, Emily, Georgette, and Tiffany on their graduation from Rockville High School!! They have been instrumental in the coalition and as members of Real Talk by continuously dedicating their time to...

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