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Substances

There is much to learn about substances and how they impact your body and mind, as well as how you can become addicted to them. You'll find some of that information here as well as information about where you can go to get help regardless of your age.

Approaches

GFC identifies stories, strengths, data, and community input to provide us with the information we need to make decisions for the prevention work we undertake and to support the community building that is a key part of the work we do.

Strength-Based Approach - GFC uses a strength-based approach when building our prevention and community building efforts. Starting with community and individual strengths rather than “what’s wrong” can lead to long-term, positive outcomes and affect community-level change.

Principles of Prevention - Research-based approach to substance abuse prevention.

General

Substance Facts - Learn more about substances and how they affect your body.

Quit Partners - Find out where to get help for tobacco cessation.

Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets - Study looking at the financial impacts of substance abuse on taxpayers.

How Big Alcohol Abuses “Drink Responsibly” to Market its Products - Report looking at the how the alcohol industry uses the “drink responsibly” slogan to sell its products.

Educators

FDA Vaping Prevention Resources - This site is for educators, parents, and teens.

Green Peak Alliance - GPA offers toolkits, community partner projects and resources for a wide range of topics that educators can use to help teach their students about prevention-related topics. 

NEWS

Transgender Support Groups

Every third Thursday the Greater Rockingham LGBTQIA+ Group offers free peer support groups for transgender folks. Teens, 13-17, meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and adults, 18+, meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at Parks Place. Snacks will be provided. The groups will be led by a transgender staff member.

Sign up today for Computer Skills Training for the Workplace

Learn the basics of using a computer with this FREE five-week program. The class will be held at the Windsor Resource Center from June 11 to July 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Attend all five classes to qualify for a free laptop. To sign up, call 802-885-8300.

GFC Bookstore

You can now purchase in bulk materials that have been created by GFC staff at cost plus shipping and tax. This includes books, journals, bookmarks, and stickers.  Click here!​

March 2024 Newsletter

Want to see what we're up to? Download our newsletter for updates, achievements, and upcoming events! Click here to read.

LGBTQIA+ Hangout

Join us for a FREE hangout for LGBTQIA+ members, ages 18 and old. Stop by Parks Place from 2-4pm on the second Saturday of each month for writing, crafting, reading, gaming, or just hanging out. 

Online Narcan training
If you've picked up a package of Narcan or Naloxone and don't know how to use it, check out this video with instructions from the Vermont Department of Health.

Windham County calendar

Discover fun area activities for families.

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