Public Policy/Legislation

Prevention Status Report 2013: Excessive Alcohol Use, Rhode Island

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 This Prevention Status Reports highlight the status of Rhode Island policies and practices surrounding alcohol use and access, including: alcohol excise taxes, commercial host (dram shop) liability, and regulation of... read more

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High School Students

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration This publication assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. It includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide... read more

A Guide to Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse in the Schools

Rhode Island Board of Regents for Primary and Secondary Education, 2011 The Rhode Island statute requires all suspected child abuse/neglect to be immediately reported. Schools tend to be a place where abuse/neglect can be detected. A sample reporting procedure is... read more

Rhode Island Tobacco-Free Schools Policy Language

Rhode Island School Tobacco Prevention Coalition, 2007 This document enumerates details of a comprehensive tobacco prevention plan for schools. read more

Right to a safe school [Section 16-2-17]

This legislation proposes that each student, staff member, teacher, and administrator has a right to attend and/or work at a school which is safe and secure, conducive to learning, and free from the threat, actual or implied, of physical harm by a disruptive... read more

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