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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

Extra Pounds in Childhood May Mean Higher MS Risk in Adulthood - 2019-03-20
"Research has suggested that kids who enter puberty early appear to face an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults." More

Why Men Won't Mention Suicidal Thoughts to Their Doctor - 2019-03-20
"Men may avoid talking with doctors about suicidal thoughts because they fear psychiatric hospitalization, researchers say." More

Health Tip: Parenting Adopted Teens - 2019-03-18
"Teenagers often struggle with questions of identity. For adopted teens, the struggle may be harder than it is for their non-adopted peers." More

Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans -- Is Social Media to Blame? - 2019-03-14
"Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents' generation, and social media might be fueling that troubling trend." More

Flavored E-Cigarettes Hold Greatest Appeal for Youth - 2019-03-13
"Candy- and fruit-flavored electronic cigarettes hold far more allure for teens and young adults than older adults, a new study shows." More

Keep E-Cigs Away From Youth to Win War Against Tobacco - 2019-03-13
"Making sure electronic cigarettes don't get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States, a new American Heart Association policy statement says." More

New FDA Rules Aim to Keep Kids From Flavored E-Cigarettes - 2019-03-13
"Responding to the steep, recent rise in the use of addictive e-cigarettes among kids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it would go ahead with efforts to restrict sales of some types of flavored vaping products to minors." More

1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S. - 2019-03-11
"But loneliness is common -- and it is a particular problem for people aged 18 to 24, a new study suggests." More

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Substance Abuse Reach Record High - 2019-03-05
"Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the United States hit an all-time high in 2017 -- more than 150,000 in all." More

FDA to Crack Down on Retailers That Keep Selling Tobacco to Kids - 2019-03-04
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is turning up the heat on retailers that continue to illegally sell tobacco to teens." More

Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use - 2019-02-28
"Nicotine use among teens is soaring, but not because of traditional cigarettes. " More

Blood Donation by Teen Girls May Raise Anemia Risk - 2019-02-25
"Giving blood can be a way to help your community, but teenaged girls face special risks when donating, a new study shows." 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

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