Stop Access Springfield: Prevención de consumo de sustancias en adolescentes

The Stop Access Drug Free Communities Coalition is a citywide coalition serving Springfield Massachusetts with the goal of addressing community level change to prevent and reduce underage drinking, and use of marijuana and tobacco/nicotine under the age of twenty-one years, focusing primarily on middle and high school age youth.

The coalition is coordinated by Gándara Center and funded by a grant from the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, administered by the Center for Disease Control.

The coalition’s overarching aim is to use environmental strategies that affect community level-change, change community attitudes and youth access to alcohol, marijuana and tobacco through a variety of strategies. Strategies are selected based on community need data and input from the Springfield community. La coalición Stop Access invita a participar a todos los residentes interesados y organizaciones de la ciudad de Springfield.

120 Maple St, Suite #305, Springfield, MA; 01105

Contacto: Malikah Jeffries, Coalition Coordinator: al (413) 733-0261 o por correo electrónico a mjeffries@gandaracenter.org or Sharon Hall-Smith, Program Director: at (413)733-9024 or email to shall-smith@gandaracenter.org

Click below to see the results of the Prevention Needs Assessment Survey taken by 8th, 10th and 12th graders in the Springfield Public Schools in febrero 2020. La Encuesta de evaluación de necesidades de prevención observa la influencia de la familia, los amigos, la comunidad y la escuela en la vida de un joven. También identifica los riesgos a los que tienen que enfrentarse los jóvenes, como el alcohol, la marihuana y otras sustancias, la violencia y las relaciones, así como los factores positivos que hay en sus vidas, que los protegen de participar en conductas riesgosas. "Queremos asegurarnos de que se escuchen las opiniones de los jóvenes. We are sharing the results of the youth survey with our whole community so that together, we can find ways to support our teens to make healthy choices,” said Program Director Sharon Hall-Smith.

The survey was conducted by the Stop Access Drug Free Communities coalition with financial the coalition, the Massachusetts Gamily Commission and Baystate Health. Planning and administration support was provided by the Springfield Public Schools; Springfield Department of Health and Human Services; the Massachusetts Gaming Commission; the MLK Community Center, and the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, as well as the Steering Committee and Youth Advisory Board of the coalition.

Resultados de la Encuesta de evaluación de necesidades de prevención (PNAS) de Massachusetts de 2020