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Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project Receives $480,000 Grant - 2011-08-03
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Community Prevention Manager Testifies on Capitol Hill - 2011-06-03
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RISAS Leads Local Initiative to Support Children of Alcoholics Week - 2011-02-09
"WARWICK, Rhode Island (February 9, 2011) – Rhode Island schools and students are under great pressure to meet state and federal learning standards. Schools invest a great deal of time and money in curriculum development, staff development, policies, procedures, and testing. Despite efforts to create an environment where students are “ready to learn,” there are students who fail to meet the standards. " More

College Students Will Need COVID Tests Every 2-3 Days for Campus Safety: Study - 2020-07-31
"College students would need to be tested for COVID-19 infection every two to three days for campuses to safely reopen this fall, a new analysis concludes." More

Stalking, Harassment of Partners Common Among Teens - 2020-07-23
"Nearly half of U.S. teens have been stalked or harassed by a partner or done the deed themselves, a new study finds." More

With Tighter Handgun Laws, U.S. Would See Fewer Suicides by Young People - 2020-07-23
"Hundreds of suicides could be prevented in the United States each year if the minimum age for buying a handgun was raised to 21 in the 33 states that have a minimum age of 18, according to a new study." More

Flavored-Cigarette Ban Led to Smoking Decline Among Young Americans - 2020-07-21
"Banning flavored cigarettes led to a large decline in smoking among U.S. teens and young adults, a new study suggests." More

Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes - 2020-07-21
"As many as 40% of LGBTQ youth and more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth contemplated taking their life in the past year, according to a new report." More

When Teens Feel Loved, Conflicts With Parents Are Easier to Manage: Study - 2020-07-19
"Parents can ease conflict with their teens by showing them warmth, researchers say." More

Ad Displays in Stores Boost Teen Vaping Rates: Canadian Study - 2020-06-29
"Canadian provinces that allow retail displays promoting e-cigarettes had nearly three times the teen vaping rate, a new study found." More

Cyberbullies and Their Victims Can Both Develop PTSD - 2020-06-24
"Cyberbullying among teenagers is estimated to range from 10% to 40%, said the researchers. Because it can be done anonymously day or night, it poses special risks, they noted." More

Suicide Rate 170 Times Higher for People With Schizophrenia - 2020-06-23
"People with schizophrenia have a suicide rate 170 times higher than the general population, Canadian researchers report." More

Even Without Concussion, Athletes' Brains Can Change After Head Jolts: Study - 2020-06-17
"Athletes who play contact sports may develop subtle brain changes -- even if they don't suffer a concussion, researchers say." More

AHA NEWS: COVID-19 Adds To Challenges For LGBTQ Youth - 2020-06-16
"Even before the pandemic, LGBTQ youth faced unique health challenges. Now, social isolation is heightening concerns about protecting their mental well-being." More

Adult Life Tougher for Teens Who Had Controlling Parents: Study - 2020-06-16
"Back off, Mom and Dad: Teens who feel their parents are overly controlling may have more difficulty with romantic relationships as adults, a new study suggests." More

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services
 
ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 
ksullivan@risas.org 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

 
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