Talking to Youth About Gun Violence

Right now is a frightening and uncertain period. Here is a guide help the conversation.      

Real Talk Works to End Youth Vaping

One of Real Talks identified objectives was the help their peers quit vaping.  We decided the best way to do that was provide youth with vaping cessation tools.   By providing youth with tools and an explanation for why these tools...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

The month of April is designated as Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is one of the most popular drugs among teenagers and young adults, and it carries significant health and safety dangers. Use this month to learn more about the harmful effects that...

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Posters for Prevention

One of our latest initiatives is Posters for Prevention!  Skylin, one of Real Talk's own, designed these anti-vaping posters!  They're currently on show all throughout RHS, specifically in the restrooms, which have been identified as a hotspot for vaping. We...

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Real Talk Member Celebrated at The Village’s Girl Within Event

We are so proud of Real Talk member, Saher. She was named the 2021 Girl Within Young Woman of the Year by The Village for Families and Children! Through her work, she has aided the coalition’s mission to prevent youth...

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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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