The mission of the Milford Prevention Council is to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse through prevention education, the support of law enforcement and the strengthening of our community collaboration.
Intervention & Enforcement
– Compliance checks for retailers
– Drug Take Back Day events
– Advocacy for stronger regulations in areas of concern that impact youth
Education & Outreach
– Annual Milford Prevention Council Freshman Underage Drinking Forums
– Annual Senior University
– Sticker Shock Campaigns
– Speakers and Programs; such as Chris Herren or Tim Rader
– Community-wide events; such as our Superhero 5K Fun Run & Family Day
Survey of Secondary Students
– Collect information about student use, habits, activities and attitudes about substance use and other risky behaviors.
Social Norms Campaign
– Correct student and parent misperceptions about youth substance use and other risky behaviors, thereby reducing pressure to conform to “false” norms
Parents Who Host Campaign
-Educate parents on the laws and consequences of underage drinking under parental oversight
Implementation of School based substance abuse prevention programs
-An educational opportunity for parents and students to learn in a personal and productive manner
Increase community awareness through public forums and other community events
– Youth and parent forums
– Advocacy and collaboration with community organizations
Addressing Environmental Factors Leading to Risky Behaviors
– Reduce underage access to alcohol at home and in the community
– Strengthen youth participation in available after school activities
TIPS® is a dynamic, skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS® gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.
If you are interested in the training, contact us at (203) 783 6676 and leave a message for our trainers: Ray Vitali and Ann Fabian.