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Upcoming Event: What Every Parent Should Know

This presentation will help families to understand current drug trends, prevention efforts and agencies that can help with substance abuse. Guest speakers will include Brian Stranieri Southington High Principal, Chris Bartolotta from the State Police, Pat Rehmer Sr. Vice President of Hartford Healthcare, Kevin Naranjo Southington Police Officer, and Kelly Leppard Prevention Specialist with STEPS.
The presentation is aimed to educate parents and guardians on the following:
• How you can prevent youth substance abuse

STEPS Shining Stars Retire from Advisory Board

STEPS was honored to show Officer Tom Gallo, Carson Stifel and Morgan Maccione just how special they are with a little star to remember they will always be a part of STEPS. More »

Making a Smooth Transition to High School

On Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th, staff members from Southington Public Schools and the Southington STEPS Coalition hosted the eighth-grade classes from both DePaolo and Kennedy for the Middle School Transition Days.  This year these important days were held at Southington High School so that the eighth-grade students can get a feel for what school will be like next year as a freshman.   

The Middle School Transition Days were broken up into three workshops that the students rotated through: More »

Parents Gather to Make Prevention a Priority in the Southington Community.

Adults from the Southington community gathered to learn about the dangers and realities our kids are facing today.

Presenters included Officer Kevin Naranjo from the Southington Police Department, Lt. Chris Bartolotta from the State Police, Patricia Rehmer from Hartford Healthcare and Martha Galligan representing a partnership with the US States Attorneys Office.  More »

40 Ways Prevention Can Start Before the Age of 5

Building blocks of healthy development (also known as Developmental Assets) help young children grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible.  The Southington Community YMCA knows just how important these assets are and the Nursery School team worked hard to successfully implement the Developmental Assets this year! More »

PROMising Students

Please join us in acknowledging these students for PROMising to stay alcohol and substance free on Prom night:

Alissa Angels

Erica Bruno

Julia Wells

Buddy Alcutt

Mikaela June

Olivia Fournier

Benjamin Wakefield

Gabriella Bassi Belanger

Jack Storm More »

A PROMising Community

Look at all of the community members PROMising to keep our Southington kids alcohol and substance free during Prom!!  Here in Southington, we are proud to make substance abuse prevention a priority!


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Parents PROMise a Safe Party

Since high school can be a time that students begin to engage in risk taking behaviors, Tina Riccio (mom of a SHS junior) knew it was the right time to set the tone for alcohol and substance free parties.  Substance free parties are especially important when it comes to the prom season and summer vacation right around the corner! 


The PROMise isn't just for students!  The whole community can come together and PROMise to not provide the youth here in Southington with alcohol and substances on prom night.  Below are a few of our community members who have supported the PROMise already - have you?!

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The PROMise!

Southington High School's Junior Class Advisors, Kristin Bellis and Kate Tavera, helped kick off the PROMise this week!  Junior Class Officers were able to visit their peers during assigned class periods and encourage them to take the PROMise!  By signing the PROMise, students are pledging to remain alcohol and substance free.  BUT WAIT - it is not just for the students!!  Did you know adults and anyone in the community can make the PROMise by not providing our young people with alcohol or substances?  Click More »

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