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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

Parents Often Unaware of Kids' Suicidal Thoughts - 2019-01-14
"When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows." More

Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma - 2019-01-09
"Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition." More

Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis - 2019-01-07
"A cancer diagnosis can be tough to take, and a new study finds many patients contemplate suicide." More

Deadly Meningitis B Targets College Students - 2019-01-02
"College students face a much higher risk for the deadly bacterial infection meningitis B, a new analysis shows." More

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds - 2019-01-02
"For many city-dwelling teens with asthma, their chronic lung disease may go undiagnosed and untreated, a new study finds." More

Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain - 2018-12-27
"Teens who are often bullied may be left with shrinkage in key parts of their brain, increasing their risk for mental illness, European researchers report." More

Even Non-Concussion Head Hits Affect Young Football Players' Vision - 2018-12-20
" New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys' vision -- even if those hits didn't result in concussion." More

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls - 2018-12-17
"Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they've tried an e-cigarette during the past year, a new survey reveals." More

Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study - 2018-12-12
"Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows." More

As Vaping Became Popular Among Young, Smoking Rates Fell - 2018-11-21
"The advent of the e-cigarette appears to have spurred a huge drop in tobacco smoking rates among teenagers and young adults, a new study claims." More

1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes: CDC - 2018-11-15
"More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional smokes, U.S. health officials reported Thursday." More

The Jobs That Carry the Highest Suicide Risk - 2018-11-15
"The rate of suicide among U.S. workers has jumped 34 percent since 2000, and certain occupations seem to be riskier than others, government health researchers report." 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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