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Free Trainings & Teen Support Groups from Positive Directions

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Check out our upcoming events and free support groups below!

  • In recognition of overdose awareness day (August 31st) and suicide prevention month (starting September 1st), Positive Directions is offering several life-saving trainings both online and in-person. Whether you're a teen, parent, teacher, business owner, or community leader, make sure you know how to recognize warning signs and how you can reach out to save a life!

  • We're also excited to announce several free teen support groups, both online and in Norwalk. Great timing for back-to-school! Also, please read about our other support groups and our one-on-one peer support for teens and young adults here.

  • Finally, please stay tuned for our upcoming Alternatives to Suicide support group, launching this fall!

Scroll down to see the flyers or register, and download flyers at the bottom of this post


Overdose Lunch & Learn for International Overdose Awareness Day: Learn about today's drug crisis and get a Narcan kit! August 31st, 2022, 12:30-1:30PM at The Westport Library, Open to Westport Residents & Town Employees, RSVP HERE


High School Stressor Support Group: Teens, get a strong start to the school year by getting support to handle the stress! Tuesdays 4-5PM (Virtual), Starting September 6th, 2022, Led by Karlene Barnett, LADC, Open to High School Students in CT, RSVP HERE


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month--a great time for everyone to get trained to reach out and support someone in an emotional crisis? September 28th, 2022 (Virtual) - Open to All 16+, RSVP HERE Can't make it? We offer a free training on Zoom every month in the evening, and our partners over at The Hub offer trainings twice a month on Zoom in the daytime. See details in flyer below.


Westport Together: Help Prevent Suicide: In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the Town of Westport encourages residents and town employees to join us for a Lunch & Learn. The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training will cover warning signs, a 3-step process, and a group role play to practice the skills. September 30th, 2022, 11AM-12:30PM at The Westport Library, Open to Westport Residents & Town Employees, RSVP HERE


Free Groups for Norwalk Teens: Positive Directions has been partnering with the Youth Business Initiative to offer a SMART Teens group and a girls' support group this summer. Kids can join SMART Teens at any time all year and our boys' group will be starting up at the end of September. Fall 2022, Open to High Schoolers from Norwalk, Learn More Here

Download each flyer here:

Overdose Lunch & Learn
Download PDF • 491KB
High School Stressor Support Group Flyer
Download PDF • 339KB
QPR Sept 28 2022
Download PDF • 990KB
Westport QPR 2022
Download PDF • 969KB
Fall YBIPD Programs
Download PDF • 399KB

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