Welcome to your Caring Communities!
What’s happening in prevention? Check out the Iceland experience. Can we do this here?
Interested in cannabis research and policy recommendations? New information is available at under the category “alcohol and other drugs.”
Check out our National Take-Back Day video, made in collaboration with our Teen Institute and Northwest Access TV.
If you are looking for information on effective policies that support prevention, please download our document, Addressing Youth and Young Adult Substance Abuse in Franklin County.
Is Vermont really ready for legalized marijuana? Check out this report on the impact of marijuana legalization and commercialization.
Parents, “Safe Homes Parent Network” is a way for you to connect, support one another, and keep kids safe and substance free across Franklin County. We’re inviting parents to sign on to the following:
- I will actively supervise all gatherings of youth in our home or on our property, or ask another responsible adult for help to do so.
- I will not allow the possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth in our home or on our property.
- I will set expectations for my children by knowing where they are going, whom they are with, what they are doing, and when they are to return home.
Are you interested in joining the Safe Home Parent Network? Click here for more information and to complete the survey.
Check out ParentUp for tips on recognizing substance use in teens, talking to your kids and teens about underage drinking and other drug use, and preparing them for safe, fun, substance free parties and events.
Looking to get more involved in County-wide prevention and positive youth development? Consider becoming a mentor or joining our board. We all benefit when our members take an active role in guiding our coalition’s prevention initiatives. Contact Beth 527-5049 x 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Caring Communities is a proud supporter of Front Porch Forum, a web-based community network., which is now available to all towns in Vermont. Check it out and join the conversation.
Join us in promoting a safe, healthy, caring, and substance-free Franklin County that values all its members. And, if you’d like to support Caring Communities and Watershed Mentoring financially, you can now donate online! Please click on the button to the right to be taken to a secure donation website.
Thanks for your interest and remember, we are ALL Caring Communities.