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1 YOUR GUIDE TO PUTNAM PRIDE: Getting to Know Your Local Drug Free Communities Coalition

2 To unite the citizens of Putnam in a partnership to create and foster a safe, drug-free environment for the entire community. Mission Statement

3 What is PRIDE? ● PRIDE = Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs for Everyone ● A collaboration of local agencies, law enforcement, school administrators, clergy, parents, youth, and others to address the issues of substances abuse ● In short, it is a coalition, coming together against the same problem

4 Where did it come from? ● Putnam started with the Putnam Community Planning and Prevention Council (PCPPC), concerning issues of juvenile delinquency ● In 2006, the PCPPC applied for a Drug Free Communities Grant and shifted their focus towards issues of substance use, rebranding themselves as PRIDE ● PRIDE began building a coalition of key stakeholders to bring about environmental change

5 Who is involved? ● DFC Coalitions involve twelve community sectors: Youth Parents Business Community Media Schools Youth-Serving Organizations Law Enforcement Agencies Religious or Fraternal Organizations Civic and Volunteer Groups Healthcare Professionals State and Local and/or Tribal Government Agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse

6 Goals of a DFC Coalition Reduce community substance use by implementing environmental strategies Mitigating risk factors that encourage substance use Increasing protective factors that discourage use Utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to develop prevention infrastructure and effectively implement strategies

7 What’s the SPF? Assessment: Collect data to define problems, resources and readiness within a geographic area to address needs and gaps. Capacity: Mobilize and/or build capacity within a geographic area to address needs. Planning: Develop a comprehensive strategic plan that include policies, programs and practices creating a logical, data-drive plan to address problems identified in assessment. Implementation: Implement evidence-based prevention programs, policies, and practices. Evaluation: Measure the impact of the SPF and its implemented programs, policies, and practices.

8 PRIDE Initiatives Media Campaigns Social Host Awareness Lock Your Meds Talk. They Hear You. Safe and Friendly Community Know Your Limit School Social Norming Campaigns Community Trainings Connecticut Drug Trends Student Leadership Training Program Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) Youth Skill Building Multicultural Training Prescription Drug Collection Sites Biannual DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day, hosted at the Putnam Riverview Marketplace Prescription drug lock box, located in the lobby of the Putnam Police Department Total Collected to Date: 2000 pounds



11 How We’re Funded ● Federal Grants ● Local Grants ● Community Donations Drug Free Communities Grant: 5 year grant up to $125,000/year, eligible to be renewed for up to ten years Sober Truth On Preventing Underage Drinking: 4 year grant up to $50,000/year Local Prevention Council Funding Local Mini-Grants, available through financial institutions, businesses, etc. Donation Request Letters Civic Organization Donations



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