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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

More U.S. Teen Girls Are Victims of Suicide Than Thought, Study Finds - 2019-09-13
"The gender gap in teen suicide is smaller than previously estimated, with more girls dying by suicide each year, a new study contends." More

Vets With Traumatic Brain Injury Have Higher Suicide Risk: Study - 2019-09-11
"The risk of suicide among U.S. military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more than double that of other vets, a new study finds." More

Lots of Time on Social Media Linked to Anxiety, Depression in Teens - 2019-09-11
"Teens who spend more time with social media are more likely to suffer from social withdrawal, anxiety or depression, a new study says." More

Don't Blame Technology for Young People's Mood Problems: Study - 2019-09-10
"Spending time on their phones or online doesn't harm teens' mental health, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief." More

Some People Vaccinated Against Mumps May Not Be Protected: Study - 2019-09-06
"There are gaps in immunity against mumps among college-aged Americans who were vaccinated in childhood, researchers say." More

Suicide Becoming All Too Common in U.S. - 2019-09-06
"Suicide continues to become more common in the United States, with rural areas hit hardest by this ongoing crisis of despair, a new study reports." More

Obese Teen Boys More Prone to Heart Attacks in Middle Age - 2019-09-03
"Teen boys who are overweight or obese may be more likely to have a heart attack before they're old enough to retire, according to a new study." More

Lots of Teens Are Breathing in Others' Vaping Fumes - 2019-08-28
"The danger to teenagers' lungs from e-cigarettes isn't only occurring in those who vape: A new report finds many young bystanders are breathing in "secondhand" fumes." More

What Treatments Work Best to Prevent Suicide? - 2019-08-27
"If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, a new review points to effective treatments that can reduce suicide risk." More

In-Store Marketing Helps Get Kids Vaping - 2019-08-26
"E-cigarettes are enticing enough to young people with their fruit flavors and slick smoking devices, but new research suggests that marketing in retail stores may also encourage some teenagers to take up vaping." More

Restless Legs Syndrome Might Raise Risk of Suicide, Self-Harm - 2019-08-23
"People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have nearly three times the risk of suicide and self-harm, which indicates that there may be a link between the physical condition and mental health." More

1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion' - 2019-08-23
"Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways." 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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