Welcome to the School-Based Center for Prevention, Education and Advocacy
The State Education Resource Center (SERC) has created a new centralized School-Based Center for Prevention, Education and Advocacy, developed for grades K-12 funded by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
The Center is designed as a single centralized source for educators, students, families, organizations, and communities to find the most current information and services related to substance use prevention in our youth. Here you will find support and programs, practices, and interventions to mitigate the impact of substance use.
Online Course Now available!
Learn about prevention through a self-paced online course that provides an overview of the science behind prevention, the key components of building a school-based prevention team, and tools to evaluate, assess readiness and select the best prevention curriculum and practices for your school or district. .
Discover the new Prevention, Education and Advocacy Collection
In the News: Tackling the fentanyl crisis
Bianca Irizarry was interviewed on NPR’s Where We Live, talking about the Center and what we can all do to help prevent substance misuse.