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.

Prevention Programming in Connecticut Schools Survey: Non-Public Schools

The data below represents survey responses from Non-Public School (n=3).

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?
AC Prevention Program Areas
AC Prevention Teams
AC Community Partners
AC Programs and Approaches

Data Tables

Non-Public Schools

Community Partners - Non-Public Schools
Yes 100
No 0
Center for Relationship and Sexuality Education
Fairfield CARES
Prevention Teams - Non-Public Schools
Yes 33
No 67
Prevention Program Areas - Non-Public Schools
Area of Prevention Programming Percent of Districts Providing
Mental Health 33
Social Emotional Learning 67
Substance Use Prevention 33
Suicide Prevention 33
Programs and Approaches - Non-Public Schools
Name of Prevention Program Percent of Districts Implementing
A Little Spot of Feelings 33
Pathways 2 Success 33
PEERS Social Skills Groups 33
Positive Choices 33
School Avoidance Program 33
Full List of Prevention Programs and Approaches
Name of Prevention Program Link to Program Site (if available)
Advisory Program
A Little Spot of Feelings
CASEL Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning 
Choose Love 
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions 
Connecticut Junior Republic Wellness Center Program
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 
Effective School Solutions
General Health Curriculum
Jordan Porco Foundation Check In program 
Listening Circles
Management in the Active Classroom 
Pathway to Prevention
Pathways 2 Success
PEERS Social Skills Groups
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Positive Choices 
QPR Institute 
Responsive Classroom
Restorative Practices
Sandy Hook Promise 
School Avoidance Program
School Connect
School Counselors/Prevention Staff
School Engagement Program
Second Step 
Shifting Boundaries
Signs of Suicide (SOS) 
Social Thinking
Teen Talk: Kids in Crisis Counselors 
Trauma Informed Instruction
Vaping Prevention
Full List of Participating Districts
  • Bethel
  • Bozrah
  • Bridgeport
  • Canterbury
  • Columbia
  • Diocese of Bridgeport
  • Ezra Academy
  • Farmington
  • Guilford
  • Hamden
  • Hartford
  • Hebron
  • Highville Charter School
  • Interdistrict School for Arts and Comm
  • New Beginnings Inc Family Academy District
  • New Hartford
  • New Haven
  • New London
  • Newtown
  • Oak Hill School
  • Oxford
  • Plainfield
  • Plainville
  • Regional School District 05
  • Suffield
  • Thomaston
  • West Hartford
  • Willington
  • Windham
  • Windsor Locks