Promoting Positive Change

in Rhode Island Communities.

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!

RI Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Sites

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

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.

AAA Video Contest

Please be reminded about the AAA Video PSA Contest:  www.AAA.com/VideoContest [aaa.com] for high school students! (AAA needs entries!)  This year’s topic is marijuana impaired driving and we will be giving away $11,000 in prizes.  Contest rules and the entry/upload form can all be found on the www.AAA.com/VideoContest  website!

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

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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Westerly Prevention and Wellness Coalition Meeting

NIAAA 50th Anniversary Symposium Day 1

NIAAA 50th Anniversary Symposium Day 2

World AIDS Day: Presented by the RI HIV & STI Prevention Coalition

Webinar Series: Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals (PART 1:Introduction)

Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery- Training Course

Stimulants and their Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices and Approaches for Effective Treatment and Recovery

Mental Health First Aid for Adults

Warwick Collaborative Virtual Meeting

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Strong Arms Support Group

Block Island Wellness Coalition

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Medical Marijuana – Myths and Reality

[Webinar] Changing the Game: A Playbook for E-cigarette Regulation at the State and Local Level

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Chariho Youth Task Force Coalition Meeting

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2020 NAHEWD Virtual Conference on Substance Use, HIV, and HCV in Rhode Island

Webinar Series: Building the Latinx Prevention Workforce

Webinar: Substance Use Interventions for Adolescents and Transition Age Youth

South County Regional Coalition Meeting

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Strong Arms Support Group

Exeter-West Greenwich Wellness Coalition (Virtual)

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Strong Arms Support Group

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Block Island Wellness Coalition

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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Sat 12

Chariho Youth Task Force Coalition Meeting

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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South County Regional Coalition Meeting

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Strong Arms Support Group

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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)