Coalition Meeting - Thursday January 15, 2008
Town Hall 7pm
Panel Presentation: The Drinking
Age - 18 or 21?
All are welcome to attend - refreshments will
Welcome to our website!
Since 2000, the Cheshire Coalition
to Stop Underage Drinking has been working to educate and reduce underage drinking. CCSUD is made up of parents, youth,
school staff, police and other organizations who are helping our youth make good decisions.
Alcohol is the
most abused drug by Connecticut's youth. Research has shown that youth today begin to drink at a younger age and
are drinking hard alcohol in large quantities. Often while under the influence, youth engage in other risky behaviors. Research
has also shown that parents and thier disapproval of underage drinking and other risky behaviors is the key reason many
youth not to participate. It is important as individuals and as a community that we encourage
youth to make good decisions to not drink.
In 2006, CCSUD was one of 27 communities in Connecticut
that received a three year grant that focuses on underage drinking. To learn how you can get more involved call Sarah
at (203) 639-9940 and check back here often.
COMING IN OCTOBER 2008 COURAGEOUS PARENTING
4 Part Workshop Series designed by the Courage to Speak Foundation to educate and empower parents in four areas.
Space is limited to 10 participants. Dinner and materials are provided Free of Charge. Workshops held at Town
Hall from 6:30 - 8:00pm For more information or to register for the series call Cheshire Youth and Social Services 271-6690.
21, 2008 "A Call to Arms": the Drug Culture in America
October 28, 2008 "We ALL
Have Pain; We Have to Be Firm" Setting Appropriate Boundries
November 4, 2008 "Courageous
Conversations" Communicating with Youth About Risky Behaviors
November 11, 2008 "Take
Action": Prevention, Detection, Intervention and Support