In February 2022, 3,399 students from the Consolidated School District of New Britain participated in the YouthVoices Count Survey. Students from grades 6-12 were surveyed on youth lifestyles, substance abuse, mental health, related risk and protective factors, and impacts of COVID-19. The overall response rate was 72%.
30-DAY SUBSTANCE USE
SUBSTANCES OF CONCERN
Parents, Bee Responsible! Home is the #1 place where youth access alcohol. Your kids listen to you, so set clear rules and limit access. Parent and child relationships matter when talking about risks of substances.
SUCCESS OF PREVENTION
Only 2% of youth report that they drink alcohol. Not everyone drinks alcohol!
3/4 of students recognize that vaping is harmful to their bodies. Vaping is perceived as harmful!
84% of youth have a trusted adult in their lives. You are not alone!
3 out of 4 youth report that they feel safe in our community. We are a safe community!
We have made great strides, but perception of marijuana risk is low in our community. Parents, we need your help to focus on this topic as it will continue to be an issue with marijuana legalization and the beginning of recreational marijuana sales. Educate your kids on the harmful effects of marijuana use.
NEW BRITAIN YOUTH PREVENTION RESPONDS!
Engage community partners through collaboration while leveraging resources that educate and empower youth to be responsible by living a positive and substance-free life.
A healthy and thriving community, free of substance misuse.
We are the community’s go-to resource for outreach, education, and information on initiatives that address youth substance use. We inspire a community where adults and youth can Bee Responsible!
We are always looking for community members with mutual interests. We meet every third Tuesday at 10:30am in-person or virtually.