Prevention Programming in Connecticut Schools Survey
SERC’s School-Based Center for Prevention, Education, and Advocacy conducted the Prevention Programming in Connecticut Schools Survey in Fall 2022. All public school districts and non-public schools were invited to participate. The purpose of this statewide survey was to gather and share information regarding the prevention programs that Connecticut school districts are implementing around mental health, suicide prevention, substance use prevention, and social-emotional learning. The survey results will inform the foundation for the Center’s resource sharing, future outreach, and collaboration with districts.
The survey results highlight the areas of prevention programming that school districts have provided within the past five years, whether districts have prevention teams and work with community partners, and what specific prevention programs districts are using. Results are presented for statewide data as well as grouped by District Reference Groups (DRGs). DRGs are a classification used by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in which districts that have public school students with a similar average socioeconomic status (SES) and need are grouped together (CSDE, 2006).
The results are being made publicly available through the Center for use by school districts, the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations (RBHAOs) and other Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Resource Links members, and community partners. Public dissemination of the results provides opportunities for districts to share knowledge and showcase best practices and lessons learned.
The data below represents survey responses from districts in District Reference Groups G-I (n=7). DRGs are a classification used by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in which districts that have public school students with a similar average socioeconomic status (SES) and need are grouped together (CSDE, 2006).
The data displays responses to the following four questions:
- Within the past 5 years, has your district provided prevention programming for students in the following areas? (Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, Substance Use Prevention, Suicide Prevention; check all that apply)
- Describe the prevention programs your district has implemented.
- Do you have district-wide or school-based prevention teams?
- Do you work with any community partners to implement prevention programming?
District Reference Groups G-I
Community Partners - District Reference Groups G-I
|Clifford Beers Clinic|
|Generations Family Health Center|
|Sandy Hook Promise|
|Youth Service Bureaus|
Prevention Teams - District Reference Groups G-I
Prevention Program Areas - District Reference Groups G-I
|Area of Prevention Programming||Percent of Districts Providing|
|Social Emotional Learning||100|
|Substance Use Prevention||43|
Programs and Approaches - District Reference Groups G-I
|Name of Prevention Program||Percent of Districts Implementing|
|Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)||29%|
|Signs of Suicide (SOS)||29%|
|Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)||14%|
Full List of Prevention Programs and Approaches
Full List of Participating Districts
- Diocese of Bridgeport
- Ezra Academy
- Highville Charter School
- Interdistrict School for Arts and Comm
- New Beginnings Inc Family Academy District
- New Hartford
- New Haven
- New London
- Oak Hill School
- Regional School District 05
- West Hartford
- Windsor Locks