Rhode Island Student Assistance Services

RI Student Assistance Services, a division of Coastline EAP, has been providing school and community-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention services to Rhode Island schools and communities since 1987. Our primary service is the nationally-recognized model Student Assistance Program.

"We could not do our job of educating all students without the Student Assistance Program." ~ Maureen Crisafulli, Principal Mount Pleasant High School

"The Student Assistance Program is an integral part of the support services at Burrillville Middle School. Student Assistance Counselors possess the knowledge and skills to engage our highest risk students." ~ Lois Short, Principal

 
Featured Topics
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This topic center provides a detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Autism. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of causes and treatments for Autism, a brain disease characterized by the presence of severe communication, language and social deficits in affected persons. More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Overview. An overview of child development theories from a developmental psychological point of view. Reviewed theorists include freud, kohlberg, erikson, piaget, bronfenbrenner More...
Child & Adolescent Development: Puberty. This article provides an overview of puberty and the physical, mental, emotional and social changes that occur during this time. More...
Child Development and Parenting: Adolescence. The adolescent developmental period is a lengthy period of transition spanning the ages of 12-24 years. During adolescence a metamorphous occurs as dependent children become independent adults. More...
Child Development and Parenting: Early Childhood. This document surveys child development between the age of 2 to 7 years, a period sometimes referred to as early childhood. The document also provides parenting information specific to this age group. More...
Child Development and Parenting: Infants. This document surveys child development between the age of 0 to 2 years, a period otherwise known as infancy. The document also provides parenting information specific to this age group. More...
Child Development and Parenting: Middle Childhood. This center surveys child developments occurring between ages 8 to 11 years, a period otherwise known as middle childhood. The center also provides parenting information specific to this age group. More...
Child Development Theory: Adolescence. This document covers the period of Adolescence, which spans the ages of 12-24 years old. Because the adolescent developmental period is so lengthy (10-12 years), it is usually broken down and discussed in terms of early, middle, and late adolescence. More...
Child Development Theory: Middle Childhood. This center describes children's physical, mental, emotional, moral, and sexual development during the middle childhood years occurring between approximately ages 8 and 11. More...
Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses. The Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses topic center provides an overview of mental and emotional disorders and illnesses impacting children and their families including attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD), mental retardation, autism and other pervasive development disorders, and disorders of learning, speech and communication, movement, motor function, feeding, conduct, elimination, and anxiety (such as selective mutism and separation anxiety). More...
Disabilities. To have a disability means that one has fundamental difficulty accomplishing things that others take for granted. More...
Eating Disorders. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia & binge eating): their causes, potential treatments, and strategies for prevention. More...
Impulse Control Disorders. These are a loosely grouped set of conditions that all feature behavior that is acted out in an uncontrolled/impulsive manner that often has self-destructive consequences. More...
Intellectual Disabilities. The terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...
Internet Addiction and Media Issues. As the web has become a part of mainstream life, some professionals have noted that some people using the web do so in a compulsive and out-of-control manner. This center also provides guidance on safe and appropriate use of media resources by children. More...
Learning Disorders. This center describes learning disorders that can occur in children and adults. More...
Oppositional Defiant Disorder. ODD is a developmental disorder diagnosed in children who display extreme disobedient behavior. More...
Parenting. It's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...
Self Esteem. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. More...
Smoking. An overview of smoking cessation (ways to quit smoking), considered from a behavioral medicine point of view. We describe arguments for quitting, and survey various methods and treatments which can help people quit. More...
Speech Problems. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. More...
Suicide. A comprehensive overview of Suicide, addressing the nature of suicide, what to do if you are suicidal, and how to help friends or family members who are suicidal. More...
Tourettes and other Tic Disorders. Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. More...

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, SAS

ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager
lreposa@risas.org

Laura Hosley, MS
Director of Community Prevention
lhosley@risas.org

300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886
401-732-8680


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