Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families in collaboration with the Stratford Police Department’s Police Explorers participated in their annual “Sticker Shock” initiative on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Do you hear all that chatter? Stratford Partnership in collaboration with Stratford Junior Women’s Club, has a new initiative to get Stratford families talking!
Despite popularity in the news and in our culture, marijuana legalization has many hidden costs to children, families, and communities. In the states where recreational marijuana is now legal, there has been an increase in both expenses and in lives and livelihood.
There have been dramatic spikes in teen marijuana use, traffic fatalities, and pediatric hospital emergencies as well as increases in expenses to many industries, including law enforcement, emergency response, and in existing business places.
We've included links to resources to help you understand some of the true costs that are still in the process of being understood in states where recreational marijuana is now legal.
Lessons Learned After 4 Years of Marijuana Legalization (PDF)
SAM: Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact on Public Safety: A Practical Guide (PDF)
The Police Foundation and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police
Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families, Stratford Library and Stratford Health Department will present the a special free screening of the acclaimed documentary, “Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation” on Wednesday, April 5 from 6:30-9 pm at the Stratford Library, Lovell Room. The area premiere of the film will include a Q&A session with director Jenny Mackenzie, addiction specialists, as well as recovery and support programs.
The Youth Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 MEDALS Awards! All appropriate nominations will be recognized at the June 13, 2017 MEDALS award ceremony at Stratford Town Hall, Council Chambers. The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, March 23, 2017.
The Stratford Partnership Youth Committee has allocated a total of $1,600 from the Local Prevention Council grant to fund the 2016-17 grants. M.O.N.E.Y grant applications were due by December 12, 2016, and the Youth Committee held grant interviews on December 19, 2016.
Youth Committee revealed that "It's NO joke! 85% of teens don't smoke weed!" The "85" stands for the percentage of Stratford 7-12th grade students that reported not using marijuana in the past 30 days based on Stratford's Search Institute Survey that over 500 students took in the spring of 2016.
Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families and Stratford Rotary Club are providing coffee cup sleeves with a message encouraging parents to talk early and often to their children about the risks of underage alcohol and marijuana use.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy released the first ever report specifically addressing alcohol, drugs and health. The Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families encourages everyone to read this historic report, which provides in-depth understanding of addiction as a disease.
Stratford Partnership is providing Stratford liquor merchants with a counter mat that reminds their customers to comply with the law and not provide alcohol to underage youth. This reminder at the point-of-sale is one of the Stratford Partnership’s strategies to limit youth access to alcohol.
The Youth Committee of the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families is spreading the number '85' around school and town. You may be wondering why am I seeing this in Stratford? What does the 85 mean? What is going on?