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Substance Facts

Understanding the health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can dramatically help prevent the use and abuse of these substances. Scientific and evidence-based research can be used to inform and inspire our behavior and policies.

Cannabis Conversations
How can I talk to my kids about marijuana and cannabis use? You can watch the Cannabis Conversations video by clicking on the Marijuana tab below.

Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
Done every two years, this statewide survey measures behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of injury, disease and death of youth. For statewide survey results, click here. For Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) results by year, click on the links below.
2009
2011
2011 Middle School
2011 High School
2013
2015
2017
2019

2021 WNESU High School/Middle School

Core Measurements

GFC, with the assistance of Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) and the Bellows Falls Union High School staff, conducts a core measurement survey at the high school, which covers protective factors, mental health, and substance use.

2022

2023

National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH) - Provides national and state-level data on the use of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs (including non-medical use of prescription drugs) and mental health in the U.S.

Vermont Cannabis Data Report - Data collected from various sources to provide information regarding cannabis use and potential health effects in Vermont.

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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