Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.

Highlighting the East Bay Regional Prevention Coalition!

The East Bay Regional Prevention Coalition has been engaged in many exciting prevention efforts! This resource provides more information about some of their amazing initiatives, including where you can pick up free medication lock bags through the Over the Counter Does Not Mean On the Counter campaign, as well as the Stronger Together initiative—a free online mental health training program. Check out this resource to learn more about the incredible work that Region 5 is doing!

Building Connections Podcast

Through their podcast series, the Kent County Prevention Coalition checked in weekly with prevention partners to see how they continued to deliver services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we are emerging from COVID-19, the Kent County Prevention Coalition is calling this podcasting project, Building Connections. This will be a chance to continue to shine the light on all of the amazing prevention work taking place in RI!

Welcome to Teen World: A Guide for Parents

The teen years are a period of intense growth, not only physically but emotionally and intellectually. So it’s completely understandable that, at times, parents may have feelings of confusion, frustration and sometimes being overwhelmed. The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions created this booklet to provide parents with some useful resources to help them better understand their teen’s world and hopefully make raising healthy kids a little more fun for everyone. Enjoy!

Rhode Island Social Host Law Campaign

The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions have partnered with JSI to establish a Social Host Law Campaign through the Partnerships for Success grant provided by BHDDH. The campaign aims to educate and inform Rhode Island residents about the Social Host Law, which states it is illegal to buy, provide, supply alcohol, or provide a place to consume alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. The campaign also raises awareness of the health and social consequences of underage drinking, including impacting brain development and decision making skills.

What's New

Click to view BHDDH’s revamped website!

RI Drug Disposal Sites – March 2021

See the attached flyer for all free, anonymous prescription drug disposal sites in Rhode Island!

Pause RI

During these unprecedented times of crisis, Pause RI is here to help. Now is a good time to pause – to assess, to self-reflect, and if needed, to ask for help.

Job Opportunity!

Rhode Island’s Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) Initiative is excited to announce multiple part-time job openings.

Emerging Trends in Vaping: What Schools Need to Know

This is a self-paced e-training developed for educators, Student Assistance Counselors, administrators, prevention specialists, and parents.

RI Good Samaritan Law Factsheet

View this factsheet to learn more about protections against prosecution for anyone experiencing an overdose or anyone who calls 9-1-1 for a person experiencing an overdose.

Virtual Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight allows parents a unique interactive opportunity to look into a teen’s mock bedroom. The room is full of common household items that could be used to hide or disguise drug, alcohol, tobacco use or other “risky” behaviors.

Virtual Hidden in Plain Sight: Southern Providence County

An interactive display providing parents with signs of risky behavior and possible drug use and the tools needed to have constructive conversations.

Fostering Resilience in Children

Join Child Psychologist, Dr. Kevin Plummer in a FREE webinar about your role as a parent/guardian in fostering resilience in youth. On your own time and at your own pace!

Behavioral Health in Rhode Island (2019): State Epidemiological Profile

This State Profile is guided by an outcomes-based framework, and as such, identifies specific areas of need, as well as potential risk and protective factors, from several ecological levels.

COVID Employment Opportunity

As part of the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has retained Knowledge Services to provide temporary staff members to assist with case investigation and contact tracing.

RI PREVCON Virtual Series: Webinar 5

Save the date for the fifth webinar in the RI PREVCON Virtual Series. Given the uncertainty around safety in executing an in-person conference in the coming year amid COVID-19, the PREVCON planning committee has decided to host a series of prevention focused webinars. The next is on October 22nd!

At-Home Drug Take-Back Kits

Expired or unused medication starting to take over your medicine cabinet? Bored & looking for something to do while at home? Why not clean out your medications & send them to a pharmacy where they can be safely disposed of.

In collaboration with CVS Health, the Kent & South County Prevention Coalitions will be providing FREE Medication Mailers to those who request them. Fill out the information below and we will send the free mailer straight to you.

For more information, or with any questions contact: kcscprevention@gmail.com

Click here to sign up.

COVID-19 Resources for Prevention Providers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we all are working to adjust to a new normal. This pandemic has presented us with numerous challenges such as transitioning to remote working, finding ways to adapt our work to address COVID-19 related concerns, and taking on new roles as teachers and caregivers, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy and trying to look after our own mental health needs. In thinking about these new challenges, the RIPRC has developed a comprehensive guidance document and list of resources which we hope, to the extent possible, will help prevention providers to continue doing their incredible work while caring for their own well-being.

Local Student Creates Opioid PSA

Check out this Rhode Show segment about a local youth’s public service announcement!

Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island. Please note that we can only provide certificates of course completion to those who work in Rhode Island.

What's Up with E-Cigarettes?

This e-training was developed for behavioral health, prevention, and treatment providers in Rhode Island. Please note that we can only provide certificates of course completion to those who work in Rhode Island.

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.

Community Profiles

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

Provider
Profiles

Nancy Murray and Wendy Looker on Problem Gambling and Gaming Prevention

In this interview, Wendy Looker—Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling—and Nancy Murray—Problem Gambling Services Program Manager for the Rhode Island Lottery—discuss the importance of gambling and gaming addiction prevention, strategies that parents and caretakers can utilize to prevent gambling and gaming addiction, and the ways by which substance use prevention providers can support the gambling and gaming prevention efforts that are currently happening in Rhode Island.

Dr. Maria Teresa Coutinho – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Behavioral Healthcare

In this interview, Dr. Coutinho discusses her research, implicit bias and inequitable care within the U.S., her experience as Co-Chair of the Strengthening Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and systemic racism within the context of behavioral healthcare.

Kathryn Power, Director of BHDDH

In this interview, Director Kathryn Power discusses how the behavioral health landscape has changed since she previously served as Director, her vision for prevention in Rhode Island, and her views on the important work that prevention providers are doing in the state.

Suicide Prevention at the Rhode Island Department of Health

Jeffrey Hill—Violence and Injury Prevention Coordinator at the Rhode Island Department of Health—discusses how RIDOH’s suicide prevention work has evolved, key accomplishments, important collaborations, and future plans for this work.

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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Summer Safety Campaign – National Night Out

National Night Out

South Kingstown Prevention Coalition Meeting

Aquidneck Police Night Out Against Crime

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Charlestown Seafood Festival

Chariho Youth Task Force Coalition Meeting

Block Island Wellness Coalition

Power Prism 101: Effective Advocacy for Community Change

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Johnston Prevention Coalition Meeting

Washington County Fair

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Washington County Fair

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Washington County Fair

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Washington County Fair

Community Connections Event

Summer Safety Lock Bag Distribution

Washington County Fair

Communities Talk – Bristol Prevention Coalition

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East Bay Regional Coalition Meeting

North Kingstown Prevention Coalition Meeting

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New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

Barrington Outdoor Movie Night (Coco) – It’s Time We Talk

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

East Providence Health and Wellness Fair

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services

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Candlelight Vigil

City of Providence: Mayor’s Coalition on Behavioral Health Meeting

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Tue 03

Summer Safety Campaign – National Night Out

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 03

National Night Out

August 3 @ 7:00 pm
Wed 04

South Kingstown Prevention Coalition Meeting

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 05

Aquidneck Police Night Out Against Crime

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 06
Fri 06

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 07

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 08

Charlestown Seafood Festival

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 09

Chariho Youth Task Force Coalition Meeting

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 10

Block Island Wellness Coalition

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

BH Link

In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.

401.414.LINK (5465)