The research is clear,

connection is the best prevention.


About the Toolkit

The Making the Connection Toolkit provides interactive modules that reveal the connection between ACEs, toxic stress, brain development, and youth substance use.  The toolkit helps educators engage youth with realistic examples, current science, and engaging activities to help youth make personal connections to the material while building resilience and coping skills.  This toolkit is intended for parents and adults to present to the youth they work with, mentor, or care for.


Facilitator Training


Toolkit Materials