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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

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

Video Games May Sabotage Fitness Among College Students - 2020-06-08
"Video games often stand in the way of exercise and healthy eating among male college students, a new study shows." More

Up to 60% of Teens in Some U.S. Schools Used E-Cigs: Study - 2020-06-08
"More than 1 in 10 middle and high school students in the United States used e-cigarettes within the last month, according to a University of Michigan study that found the rate in some schools is as high as 60%." More

Fewer Suicide-Related ER Visits in COVID Era, and That Has Experts Worried - 2020-06-08
"The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects, and a new study points to yet another: It may be keeping people from seeking emergency care for suicidal thoughts." More

When a Handgun Is in the Home, Suicide Risk Quickly Rises - 2020-06-03
"Handgun owners are at substantially heightened risk of suicide in the years after buying their first gun, a large new study finds." More

Juul-Type E-Cigarettes May Be Especially Addictive for Teens: Study - 2020-06-01
"Talk to a teacher if you want an idea of how addicted teenagers can become using Juul and other pod-based e-cigarettes." More

What to Know If You're Headed to College With Asthma or Allergies - 2020-05-31
"If you're off to college in the fall and have allergies or asthma, it's not too soon to figure out how you'll manage them." 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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