BHDDH, RIDOH, and RIDE, June 2023
The Rhode Island Student Survey (RISS) is a collaboration among the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (RI BHDDH), the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). The RISS is administered every other year and examines risk and prevalence of substance use, bullying, depression, suicide, and violence among Rhode Island youth in middle and high schools. The intention and purpose of the RISS is to identify areas where there are strengths that can be built upon and to put additional resources to those areas that need improvement. There are other surveys administered in schools, but most do NOT allow for the ability to analyze data at the school district or community level. This data is crucial for planning and evaluating prevention services especially when resources are so scarce. It is imperative to have community level data in order to apply for and receive federal funds. The 2022 RISS was administered from 3/11/2022 to 6/11/2022, and 2022 RISS Regional Reports are available for Regions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7. In Region 2 (Blackstone Valley), 2,902 students from 4 school districts and 10 schools completed the survey.
To access the 2022 RISS Region 2 Report, click here.