The State Education Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is creating a School-Based Center for Prevention, Education, and Advocacy (K-12) to serve the state of Connecticut. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Report (2021), schools can directly impact youth mental health by providing "a continuum of supports to meet student mental health needs including evidence-based practices and trauma-informed mental health care.”

We are inviting your district to participate in a statewide survey. The purpose of the survey is 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 covers which programs are being used, impacts of the programs, and prevention priorities for districts. The survey will inform the foundation for the Center’s resource sharing, future outreach, and collaboration with districts. 

Your district’s completion of the survey is vital to better serve your needs around prevention efforts. Please follow the link below and complete the survey no later than December 2, 2022. Thank you for your participation.