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It Takes All of Us

To end the stigma of mental health & substance use disorders, we need the help of our entire community! Learn how you can get involved today.

Grandfamily Support Group
Grandfamily Support Group

NCPC, in collaboration with Child & Family, offers a support group for grandparents who are the primary caregivers to their grandchildren. This group provides an opportunity to come together and connects grandfamilies to resources specific to their needs.

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Preventable Podcast

Totally Preventable will make you think about the issues your community faces and how YOU can make a difference for your friends, family, and neighbors.

Coasters

Designed to provide individuals with safe drinking resources such as a Blood Alcohol Calculator and links to rides, available to Newport County bars for free!

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Safe Homes Promise

The risks posed to youth by tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs are much greater because their brain development continues until their mid-20s. Will you sign a promise to foster a Safe Homes environment?

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Reach Newsletter December Edition

Starting 2023 off right! January was a month of new beginnings, new programs, and new goals for our coalition. Check out what’s going on in the January edition of the Reach, featured articles include how our core values shape the work we do, our Unhoused Winter Drive, upcoming Laundry Love dates, as well as adult & youth Mental Health First Aid trainings.

We Envision a County that Embraces and Promotes the Health and Safety of All Residents.

The Newport County Prevention Coalition is comprised of voluntary members representing and serving multiple sectors of our region. Our focus is to develop, implement, and advocate for effective community based prevention and wellness strategies.

Our commitment to supporting Newport County residents prompts us to continue expanding and determine unmet needs in our community, while seeking to engage residents in our efforts.

We are always looking for members of our community to join our efforts and become apart of the solution! 

Rhode Island Regional Resources

The Rhode Island Regional Coalitions are comprised of seven regions covering the State. The Coalitions represents parents, youth, law enforcement, schools, healthcare, businesses, government officials and community leaders. We assess the region’s substance use challenges and work together to develop policies and programs using evidence-based practices. 

If you are in need of assistance in another county or looking for additional resources, visit RIPrevention.org today.

Dogs need regular exercise to live long and healthy lives. But they’re not the only ones who benefit from regular walks. Here’s how walking with your pooch can benefit you as well.Learn more by reading the article by HelpGuide www.helpguide.org/articles/pets/health-benefits-of-walks-with-your-dog.htm#newportcountyprevention #helpguide #animals #mentalhealth #pets #walks ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you concerned about the emotional well-being of a family member, friend, or acquaintance?Give an Hour Provides great resources for learning the 5 signs of emotional suffering.Learn the Five Signs that may mean someone is in emotional pain and might need help:k1k.9f5.myftpupload.com/campaign-to-change-direction/#newportcountyprevention #fivesigns #changedirection #mentalhealth #signsofemotionalsuffering ... See MoreSee Less
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988 Fact: It’s OK to not say who you are or where you are when you call, text or chat 988. The 988 Lifeline is here for you. #suicideprevention #988lifeline ... See MoreSee Less
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Tiverton/Little Compton Prevention Coalition Coordinator Job Description Are you looking for a great job that truly makes a difference in the community? Are you interested in health and wellness and want to serve in the best interest of kids? This job may be your perfect match!We are looking for a dedicated, team member to lead the Tiverton/Little Compton Prevention Coalition, featuring competitive salary and opportunities for career growth. The Tiverton/Little Compton Prevention Coalition is committed to developing, implementing, and monitoring effective community-based programs to address youth health and well-being. Full paid training and fun, challenging activities- plus opportunity to work within a dynamic and supportive team environment. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS• Work independently and as a member of a dynamic team; maintain a flexible schedule; must be available to occasionally work evenings and weekends when events dictate.• Excellent communication skills, comfortable public speaking, and good writing skills• Proficient computer skills and social media experience• Must pass BCI check as a condition of employment DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES• Coordinate prevention efforts between the coalition and community, including: town government, police, schools, mental health organizations, health care providers, media, business community, religious organizations and other relevant organizations;• Inform community about coalition efforts; secure partnerships; serve on relevant committees within communities and recruit community members to participate;• Host at least 10 coalition meetings per year; create/distribute agenda and maintain accurate meeting minutes;• When appropriate, seek additional funding for activities related to the goals and objectives of the coalition; and oversee implementation/ evaluation (when required) • Attend Newport County Prevention Coalition monthly meetings and trainings• Complete documentation forms and other related records as requested by funders.Hours: T/LC Prevention Coordinator will work 20 hours per week Starting Salary: $23-25/ hour with increase after 6 months; 2 weeks paid vacation annuallySupervision: coordinator will be supervised by NCPC Director of Prevention For more information contact Polly Allen at [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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NEW PODCAST!!Providence Fire Department Greg and Polly speak to EMS Chief Zach Kenyon of the Providence Fire Department about the Safe Stations program. Safe Stations programs are for individuals looking for help with recovery from any substance. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or click the link belownewportcountyprevention.org/pod/#newportcountyprevention #podcast #totallypreventable #prevention #Coalition #firestation #SafeStation #recovery ... See MoreSee Less
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Another successful week at CADCA National Forum. Thank you to Rep David Cicilline, Sen Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen Jack Reed for taking the time to meet with us! ... See MoreSee Less
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March 29, 2022Parenting, Substance Use

9 Parent Tips for Talking About Marijuana with Your Teen

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January is Mental Wellness Month

Everyone is guilty of not prioritizing our mental wellness at some point in our lives, but it is never too late to make improvements. So why not start this month? January is also known as Mental Wellness Month. With 2021 behind us, the new year is an blank page for you.…

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Written By Ark Behavioral Health As a parent, it’s normal to worry about your child encountering drugs at school, parties, or other social places. However, most kids who struggle with drugs discovered them at home.To keep your house as safe and drug-free as possible, here are a few tips and…

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Environmental Wellness

Environmental wellness is related to the surroundings you occupy. This dimension of health connects your overall well-being to the health of your environment. Think of it like this: When you are preparing  a meal, do you rinse and chop your veggies in your living room? Do you season your meat in the…