GFC shapes our prevention efforts through stories, strengths, data and community involvement.

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.

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.
2011 (Middle School Only)

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

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.

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.