Freshman Influences on Youth Forums
Our two Milford high schools hold these annual, two-hour programs in November. They are mandatory for all freshman and at least one parent per family. Five speakers present on topics related to alcohol and substance use. If a student does not attend, he/she is required to write an essay on the topics presented.
Senior University Forums
These three-hour programs for high school seniors take place each May. They include a series of speakers who rotate among groups of seniors. Topics focus on the many transitions youth face moving from high school to college and work. Speakers also discuss the transition from adolescence and parental supervision to young adulthood laden with independent decisions and challenges.
Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) Program
MPC has two certified TIPS trainers. They provide four-hour courses to local merchants on responsible beverage (alcohol) service and how to identify fake IDs.
The MPC has sponsored presentations that covered topics on substance abuse, bullying, internet safety, and a variety of other prevention topics to youth, parents and the community.
Liquor Retailer Forums
The MPC works with the Milford Police department to sponsor and to facilitate annual Liquor Retail Forums that provide an overview of current liquor laws, and issues related to the purchase of alcohol by youth under the age of 21.
Permanent Med Drop Box
The Milford Prevention Council has partnered with the Milford Police Department to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults. The collection site is open 24 hours/ day 7 days/ week at the Milford Police Department. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Accepted Medications include prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over the counter medications, prescription vitamins, prescription nutritional supplements, prescription samples, and medications for pets.
Our billboard campaign has focused on messaging about underage alcohol use and prescription drugs. We utilize statistics from our student surveys for some messaging, and facts about substances on other billboards. We also have a student school contest annually, asking students to design some messaging, and the winners of the contest have their designs transformed into a billboard, and they are recognized at our annual meeting.