Racial Differences in School Suspensions and Expulsions

Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube. Youth are inundated by information, and not all of it is real. Recent surveys done by Commonsense Media and Statistics indicate that young people are more likely to get their news from celebrities, influencers, and personalities than news organizations. This training will address strategies that parents, mentors, and other supportive adults can use to help youth develop lateral reading skills, check sources, and deal with often stressful, conflicting, and misleading information. Dr. Bridget Cooper will join the conversation to speak about anxiety caused by news stories like those about the crisis in Ukraine.

The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.