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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 Feeling the Strain of Social Distancing - 2020-04-06
"The lives of college students have been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic, so an expert offers some advice to help them cope with the situation." More

Why Teens Find It Tough to Social Distance - 2020-04-05
"Parenting a teenager can be an emotional minefield in the best of times, but the social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic could really strain young people's mental health." More

Why Are Teens, Millennials Ignoring Coronavirus Warnings? - 2020-03-26
"News reports have shown young adults and teens packing beaches and bars for spring break, ignoring public health officials' pleas to practice social distancing, and acting as if the world isn't in the throes of a pandemic." More

American Teens Struggling With Mental Health Issues - 2020-03-25
"Rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts are all on the rise among U.S. teens, a new study finds." More

Celebrity Suicides Spawn 'Copycat' Tragedies, Study Shows - 2020-03-19
"When the media report on a celebrity's suicide, especially in a sensationalist way, it may fuel "copycat" tragedies, a new review finds." More

Young People Have No Idea How Much Nicotine They Vape: Study - 2020-03-16
"Many U.S. teens and young adults have no idea much nicotine is in the vaping products they use, a new study says." More

Suicidal Thoughts Among Young Kids Higher Than Believed - 2020-03-13
"Suicidal thoughts have haunted nearly one of every 10 pre-teens in the United States, a new study reveals." More

AHA News: People With Implanted Heart Pumps May Have Higher Suicide Risk - 2020-03-10
"People with a left ventricular assist device, a mechanical pump that helps the heart, might face a higher suicide risk, new research suggests." More

Gay, Lesbian Teens at High Odds for Physical, Sexual Abuse - 2020-03-10
"Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are far more likely than their straight peers to suffer physical and/or sexual violence, new research warns." More

Rx for Stressed-Out College Students: Spend Time With Nature - 2020-03-05
"Just a bit of time spent with nature each day can reduce college students' stress, researchers say." More

Teen Moms at High Risk for Depression, Anxiety - 2020-02-28
"As if being a teen mom isn't hard enough, two-thirds of young mothers are grappling with at least one mental health issue, researchers say." More

Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse' - 2020-02-19
"Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners." More

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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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