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Below you will find upcoming AHM programs and events.  We also list community events that help to support our mission.  We hope you will join us!  Please keep in mind that many of these events do require registration.  If you have any questions about our programs or events, please call our office at 860-228-9488.  For events not sponsored by us, please contact the place that is listed.

Social Media Presentation

March 20, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 PM at RHAM High School Auditorium, 85 Wall Street, Hebron
This social media presentation is for parents of 5th – 8th graders and their children.  This is a must see presentation presented by Officer Tina Roy who will engage parents in learning the latest trends their tweens/teens are either involved in or are being exposed to by their peers.  Officer Roy is a school resource officer at a nearby middle school and she has extensive hands-on experience with these topics.  She is recommending that you bring your 5th – 8th grader to this presentation as well.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.

5th Annual African Drumming and Dance Party

March 30, 2018, 7:00 PM at AHM, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
For the fifth year in a row, world renowned master African Drummer, Bolokada Conde will be returning to the AHM Community Center for a special night of music and dance.  The cost to participate is $8.00 for individuals and $25.00 for a family.  Beginners are welcome.  All African Drums will be provided.  Anyone who has an African Drum is welcome to bring it with them.  Please see our flyer for more information.

Bolokada Conde was born in Morowaya, Guinea, West Africa and is one of the most celebrated Grandmaster Djembefola’s in the world.  He was lead soloist of the government ballet “Les Percussions de Guinea” for over a decade and currently performs and teaches worldwide to beginning and advanced students.  We are so excited to have him back at AHM!

Free Narcan Training

April 26, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at AHM, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron
Join us for a second Narcan training at AHM.  Trainer Tom Steen, Executive Director of CASAC, will provide training on:

  • Overdose Prevention Strategies
  • Signs and Symptoms of Overdose
  • How to Administer Naloxone
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Support Information and Resources

Registration is required and can be done by calling our office at 860-228-9488.  For more information please take a look at our flyer.


Important Announcement for Husky B Clients

There is a new update for members enrolled in Husky B.  Please click here to get the latest information.

AHM is dedicated to providing confidential services that are designed to support the social and emotional well being of young people.  Our clinical team is available four days a week providing treatments in a wide variety areas such as:  depression, anxiety, family transition, grief and loss, co-parenting, blended family issues, ADD/ADHD and school problems.  To learn more, please visit our page.

We are also proud to offer student based services in our community schools:  Andover Elementary, Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary, Gilead Hill Elementary, Hebron Elementary, Horace Porter School, RHAM Middle School and RHAM High School.  An AHM staff member can be found in each school and will assist any student and their family having difficulties during the school year.  For more information and to find staff information for your school, please visit our page.

Below, please take a look at our current support groups and activities happening within the schools and at the AHM building.

Smart Recovery Group

Do you have a loved one who has problems with alcohol, drugs or compulsive behavior?  Attend a Family & Friends Support Meeting to learn how you can develop skills to help you cope and help your loved one choose recovery.  Discover the power of choice.  Call our office at 860-228-9488 to register.  This is a free program with ongoing sessions with group facilitator, Shane Scott, LCSW.

Sessions will be held on Tuesdays starting on February 20, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.

Smart Recovery Group – Teens

Are you a teen in need of substance abuse recovery?  We can help.  This is a free program for teens ages 16 – 18 with group facilitator, Shane Scott, LCSW.  Groups meet weekly on Saturdays at 11:00 AM, starting on February 17, 2018.  Group includes monthly fun activities, field trips and more.  Sessions are held at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  Registration is required.  Please call our office at 860-228-9488.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.

Substance Abuse Counseling

We are very excited to announce the addition of Laura Zeppieri, L.A.D.C. to the AHM family.  Laura is available for substance abuse counseling services at Regional School District 8 and the AHM building.  Please take a look at our press release for more information, or call our office at 860-228-9488 for appointment availability and insurance information.

Opioid Treatment and Services

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a statewide 800 number for residents seeking opioid treatment and services.  Find more information here.

School Resources for Parents

Questions about drugs and alcohol will inevitably come up during the school year as your son or daughter meets different friends, encounters unfamiliar social situations and is exposed to pop culture and media.

To help parents, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has compiled a back to school survival guide to help equip children during this transition.  Please take a look at this important resource.

For resources to talk to your child about the dangers of underage drinking and substance abuse, click here.

“13 Reasons Why”

Please visit the Fox 61 website to read an important article on the new Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why” and how to talk to your teens about this show.

Back to School Tips

Please check out some interesting articles we have pulled together for back to school.


Welcome to AHM’s Family Resource Center Announcements.  Please take a look below to find out what is happening in the FRC.  We have wonderful events and programs that are available for all ages.  So check back often!

Make sure to add our FRC on Facebook!  Keep up to date on all of the exciting events and programs we offer.  Click the logo to instantly connect or search “AHM Family Resource Center”.  To take a more in depth look at our programs, please visit our main page.

Semester Registration Information:

  • KinderRHAMa Preschool:  (Rescheduled due to weather)  We will be holding an Open House/Registration for the 2018 – 2019 school year on March 27, 2018 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Registration will take place in the KinderRHAMa classroom at RHAM High School.  To learn more about registration and our program, please visit our main page.  Also, take a look at our registration flyer.  We have also provided our 2017-2018 Parent Handbook for your reference.
  • Parent / Caregiver and Child Play and Learn Groups:  A new semester will begin on January 8, 2018.  Groups are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Take a look at our flyer and visit our main page for more information.

Safe Home Alone Readiness Program (S.H.A.R.P.)

Mondays 3/19/18 and 3/26/18 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM, and 4/2/18, graduation from 5:00 – 6:00 PM (Snow Date is 4/9/18), at AHM, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.

This four hour program prepares children to be safe when staying home alone by providing valuable information.  through role playing and hands on activities, children will learn basics of fire, medical and personal safety tips.  Students who attend all three classes will receive a Certificate of Completion during graduation on 4/2/18.  For more information, please check out our flyer.  To visit the home safety education, SEYA, website to learn more about these programs, please check it out here.

Romp & Stomp Gross Motor Enrichment

Session One:  Wednesdays, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Session Two:  Wednesdays, March 7th, 14, 21st, 28th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
All sessions will take place at the Gilead Hill School Gym, 580 Gilead Street, Hebron.

Join us for a parent and child activity to help banish the winter doldrums!  We will have group games, an obstacle course, beanbag and parachute play, ball play and much more.  Ages toddler to 5 years old.  For program fees, please take a look at our flyerRegistration is required.  Please contact Laurie at LaurieL@ahmyouth.org or call at 860-228-0871.

Encouraging Positive Behavior in Young Children

Wednesdays, February 28th, March 28th and April 25th, 10:15 – 11:15 AM in the classroom adjacent to KinderRHAMa Preschool at RHAM High School, 85 Wall Street, Hebron

Using material from the Conscious Discipline curriculum developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, we will discuss different strategies to give children clear choices, behave in positive ways, and turn conflict into cooperation!  Please take a look at our flyer and register by calling Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or through email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.

A Literary Spring Celebration

Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Douglas Library, Community Room, 22 Main Street, Hebron

Douglas Library, Hebron Early Childhood Center and AHM are pleased to present:  A Literary Spring Celebration, April Showers Bring May Flowers.  We will have stories, crafts and fun for preschool children and their families.  The cost of this program is free but we do request that you register by calling Becky Murray at 860-228-0871 or through email at BeckyM@ahmyouth.org.  Please take a look at our flyer for more information.


This year’s 2018 Project Graduation event will be held at Star Hill in Tolland.  For over 25 years, AHM has been hosting this drug and alcohol-free environment for the graduating class to share their final high school moments and memories together.  Parents and community members have the peace of mind knowing that this night of celebration will not be a reckless one.

The RHAM Project Graduation event occurs the evening of graduation from approximately 9:00 PM until 5:15 AM.  After students receive their diplomas, many go home for some time with family and then return to the high school at 8:45 PM to begin a night of safe fun with their class.

For more information, please visit our main page.  Below, we have also provided quick links for Project Graduation forms.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 860-228-9488.


The former AHM Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force has changed its name to the Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community, or CHEC.

To read more about this change and to discover more about this Coalition, please visit our main page.  Below, please take a look at our upcoming events / activities.  For more information about the CHEC Coalition, please contact our Project Coordinator, Brendan Grimm, at BrendanG@ahmyouth.org.

2017 National Prevention Week Highlights

During the week of May 14th through May 20th, RHAM Middle School participated in the National Prevention Week, sponsored by the Federal Program called the Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  RALLY, in combination with the AHM CHEC, created a Social Norm Campaign about Marijuana at the school.  To read more about this and to access reading materials, please visit our page.

2016 Community Survey Outcomes

In January – March of 2016, AHM and CHEC conducted a community survey aimed to gather information from adults to better plan and implement alcohol and other drug prevention programs.  Here are the results.

2016 Student Use Survey Presentation

To view the 2016 Student Use Survey Presentation, please continue here.

Drug Fact Sheets and Campaigns

In response to the rise in the misuse of and overdose deaths from prescription drugs and heroin, Connecticut Clearinghouse has partnered with DMHAS in creating five fact sheets utilizing DMHAS, SAMHSA, NIDA and DEA resources:  Drugs of Abuse: Heroin, Facts on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs, Fentanyl, Reversing an Opioid Overdose with Narcan, Strategies to Prevent Opioid Overdose Death.

Visit the Connecticut Clearinghouse website for additional resources on these and other topics.

Quick Links

news icon 2We have compiled some helpful articles as resources for you to use.  Here you will find national news stories as well as stories featuring AHM in the news.

survey resultsYouth surveys are conducted every two years to ensure we have accurate information.  Reports and survey presentations can be found here.

resources iconResources for teens and families can be found here.  Links are provided for multiple advocacy groups and “tools” to help spread awareness.

resources icon 3Resources for the community can be found here.  Links are provided for community services and other helpful resources.

events iconHere you will find information on current and past events.  We also provide results for such events as our National Take Back Day.

awareness icon 4RALLY information can be found here.  This page highlights the goals of the RALLY group and information on joining.

marijuana awareness iconHere you can access our RALLY Marijuana Awareness Campaign.  Please feel free to distribute these posters as needed.

pills iconExtensive information can be found here on core substances.  We also provide helpful links, tips and tools for your use.