SERC has a history of supporting prevention efforts in collaboration with and funding from the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service, DMHAS. The creation of the new School-Based Center for Prevention, Education and Advocacy is part of that collaboration and a natural extension of SERC’s work with DMHAS. Under the 2018 State Opioid Response Grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SERC has developed programming and materials and held conferences, virtual workshops, and technical assistance on school-based substance use.
This new resource was developed by SERC and funded by the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Funding is made possible in part by a State Opioid Response Grant (SOR) from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).