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Portsmouth Prevention Coalition Coordinator Job Posting

The Coalition Coordinator serves as the community’s primary resource regarding substance abuse prevention. The Coordinator seeks to build a coalition of people and organizations committed to substance use reduction and to focus efforts to strengthen the community’s protective factors and minimize its risk factors. The Portsmouth Coalition is part of the Newport County Prevention Coalition.

World AIDS Day 2019

Join the Rhode Island HIV & STI Prevention Coalition for the 31st commemoration of World AIDs Day:

Monday, December 2, 2019
10am-2pm
The MET
1005 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860

Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

What's Up with E-Cigarettes?

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

Attention Prevention Community!

Introducing FEND (Full Energy, No Drugs), a different kind of drug education and prevention campaign that combines evidence-based research, gamification, and rewards. FEND has received an SOR grant to run a pilot program in Rhode Island aimed at 15 to 18-years-olds. FEND focuses on building resiliency, and changing attitudes and knowledge around opioids (prescription painkillers, heroin an fentanyl) and other commonly misused prescription medications (such as Benzodiazepines). FEND is about empowering rather than preaching.

Over the next 30-days, our goal is to have 1500 high school-aged youth in Rhode Island go through the FEND campaign. It’s simple, all they need to do is download the FEND app (it’s free!) at the Apple or Google Play store, and go through the core FEND content – it takes about 30-minutes.

What’s in it for the youth – apart from learning to keep themselves and their friends safe – they earn points for learning and can redeem those points for movie tickets, Amazon vouchers, concert tickets, streetwear and other cool prizes.

How can you help? Please shout out FEND to any 15 to 18 year-olds you know at schools, youth groups, churches etc in your community. Together we can reach our goal and make FEND a success while giving young people the facts so they can make informed decisions about their health.

Please direct any questions to Jacquii Burgess who can be reached at jacquii@wearepreventum.org.

Kent County Prevention Coalition PSA

Check out Kent County Prevention Coalition’s latest public service announcement!

Video Profile: Governor Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan

Governor Gina Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force focuses on saving lives and changing the social conditions that cause substance use disorders and keep people with substance use disorders from getting effective support. In this video profile, Governor Raimondo, Senior Advisor Tom Coderre, and others discuss the four pillars of the Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan and highlight some of the work that is being done in Rhode Island to prevent opioid use and opioid related deaths.

Alcohol and Substance-Exposed Pregnancies

This mini-course provides a self-study option of maternal and child health program staff working with pregant women and their families.

Prevention Providers Contact List

This list of prevention providers contact information was updated to reflect recent staff changes.

RI PREVCON 2019

Take a look at some highlights from the recent statewide prevention conference: RI PREVCON 2019! Prevention works!

Why Don't I Vape?

This PSA highlights reason why youth choose not to vape. For more information on the risks of electronic cigarettes and vaping for you, go to www.riprevention.org.

RI Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

Click to view BHDDH’s permanent prescription drug disposal sites flyer.

Community Profiles

What’s going on in your community? Community Profiles highlight substance use and mental health challenges in your community.

Provider
Profiles

BH Link – Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Services

BHDDH’s Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, Corinna Roy, discusses the innovative behavioral health crisis intervention services provided by BH Link.

Video Profile: Governor Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan

Governor Gina Raimondo’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force focuses on saving lives and changing the social conditions that cause substance use disorders and keep people with substance use disorders from getting effective support. In this video profile, Governor Raimondo, Senior Advisor Tom Coderre, and others discuss the four pillars of the Opioid Overdose Task Force Strategic Plan and highlight some of the work that is being done in Rhode Island to prevent opioid use and opioid related deaths.

Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals

Rebecca Boss, Director of BHDDH, discusses her experience in behavioral healthcare, as well her vision for the state agency she leads.

Anchor Recovery: Peer Recovery Services

George O’Toole, Manager of the Anchor ED program at Anchor Recovery Community Center – Pawtucket, discusses the importance of peer support systems in recovery.

BHDDH: Improving Youth Treatment Systems in Rhode Island

Trisha Suggs, BHDDH discusses her work on the State Youth and Young Adult Treatment Planning Grant.

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Suicide: Screening, Prevention and Response

Quality Improvement in the Behavioral Health Arena: A Primer for Middle Managers and Clinicians – A Concise Review

Mental Health First Aid (Adults)

Promoting Quality Care for LGBT Older Adults: A Resource Model for Cultural-Competence

Child Pornography 101

South County Regional Coalition Meeting

Strategies to Prevent, Mitigate, & Manage Opioid Use

Showcase Night at South Kingstown High School

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Training

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

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PTTC Marijuana Prevention Education Toolkit Launch and Listening Session

Chariho Youth Task Force Public Meeting Schedule

South Kingstown Municipal Coalition Meeting

Re-Thinking Addiction in an Opioid Epidemic

Webinar: Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide

We Need to Talk: How to Have Difficult Conversations During the Middle School Years

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Rebels Inspiring Positive Lifestyles (RIPL) Cookie Night

AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

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Strong Arms Support Group

Cranston Prevention Task Force Meeting

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

New England PTTC ECHO: Reducing Vaping Across New England by Building Prevention Competency & Capacity

North Kingstown Municipal Coalition Meeting

Youth Mental Health First Aid

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Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Training

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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AHA CPR/AED & Overdose Response Training

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Chariho Youth Task Force Public Meeting Schedule

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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South Kingstown Municipal Coalition Meeting

December 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Re-Thinking Addiction in an Opioid Epidemic

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Hope & Recovery
Support Line

In the event of an opioid overdose, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also talk to your doctor about medication-assisted treatment.

401.942.STOP (7867)