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YOUR GUIDE TO
PUTNAM PRIDE:
Getting to Know Your Local Drug Free
Communities Coalition
Mission Statement
To unite the citizens of Putnam in a partnership
to create and foster a safe, drug-free
environment for the entire community.
What is PRIDE?
PRIDE = Partnership to Reduce the Influence of Drugs
for Everyone
● A collaboration of local agencies, law enforcement,
school administrators, clergy, parents, youth, and others
to address the issues of substances abuse
● In short, it is a coalition, coming together against the
same problem
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Where did it come from?
● Putnam started with the Putnam Community Planning
and Prevention Council (PCPPC), concerning issues of
juvenile delinquency
● In 2006, the PCPPC applied for a Drug Free
Communities Grant and shifted their focus towards
issues of substance use, rebranding themselves as
PRIDE
● PRIDE began building a coalition of key stakeholders to
bring about environmental change
Who is involved?
● DFC Coalitions involve twelve community sectors:
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Youth
Parents
Business Community
Media
Schools
Youth-Serving
Organizations
Law Enforcement
Agencies
Religious or Fraternal
Organizations
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Civic and Volunteer
Groups
Healthcare Professionals
State and Local and/or
Tribal Government
Agencies with expertise
in the field of substance
abuse
Other organizations
involved in reducing
substance abuse
Goals of a DFC Coalition
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Reduce community substance use by implementing
environmental strategies
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Mitigating risk factors that encourage substance use
Increasing protective factors that discourage use
• Utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
to develop prevention infrastructure and effectively
implement strategies
What’s the SPF?
Assessment: Collect data to define problems,
resources and readiness within a geographic
area to address needs and gaps.
Capacity: Mobilize and/or build capacity
within a geographic area to address needs.
Planning: Develop a comprehensive strategic
plan that include policies, programs and
practices creating a logical, data-drive plan to
address problems identified in assessment.
Implementation: Implement evidence-based
prevention programs, policies, and practices.
Evaluation: Measure the impact of the SPF
and its implemented programs, policies, and
practices.
PRIDE Initiatives
Media Campaigns
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Social Host Awareness
Lock Your Meds
Talk. They Hear You.
Safe and Friendly Community
Know Your Limit
School Social Norming Campaigns
Community Trainings
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Connecticut Drug Trends
Student Leadership Training Program
Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS)
Youth Skill Building
Multicultural Training
Prescription Drug Collection Sites
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Biannual DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day,
hosted at the Putnam Riverview Marketplace
Prescription drug lock box, located in the lobby
of the Putnam Police Department
Total Collected to Date: 2000 pounds
How We’re Funded
● Federal Grants
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Drug Free Communities Grant: 5 year grant up to $125,000/year, eligible to
be renewed for up to ten years
Sober Truth On Preventing Underage Drinking: 4 year grant up to
$50,000/year
● Local Grants
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Local Prevention Council Funding
Local Mini-Grants, available through financial institutions, businesses, etc.
● Community Donations
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Donation Request Letters
Civic Organization Donations
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