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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.

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.

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 August Edition

Dive into our August edition of The Reach for articles on the impact of language in discussing marijuana, strategies for personal and professional growth, and essential tips to ensure a safe summer for teens. Explore the power of words, embrace self-improvement, and discover ways to make this summer both exciting and secure!

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.

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Introducing the Safe Homes Initiative! Calling all parents and guardians of youth under 21! We're excited to launch a movement dedicated to fostering safe, alcohol-free spaces for our kids. Together, let's make a real impact in curbing underage drinking.Here's a glimpse of what the Safe Homes Initiative stands for:1️⃣ Unity and Communication: Let's come together, share experiences, and support one another. By strengthening our collective knowledge, we enhance our ability to shield our children from alcohol-related risks.2️⃣ Firm "No Use" Policy: We stand resolute in prohibiting alcohol in our homes and on our premises. This creates an environment that eases the pressure our youth might face in relation to underage drinking.3️⃣ Empowering Consistency: Together, we ensure a uniform approach in promoting a healthy, alcohol-free lifestyle. Our unified front sends a potent message to our children, helping them navigate challenges they may encounter.Join us in this incredible initiative and become part of the Safe Homes community. Together, we're crafting a safe, nurturing space where our children can thrive and make positive choices for their futures.For more details and to join, click the link in our bio. Let's create a lasting impact and safeguard the well-being of our youth! newportcountyprevention.org/safehomes/#SafeHomesInitiative #NoUseMessage #YouthProtection #CommunityUnity #newportcountyprevention #ParentEmpowerment #PreventUnderageDrinking #SafeHomes 🌟🏠 ... See MoreSee Less
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Overdose: A Silent Epidemic We Can No Longer IgnoreLet's talk openly about overdose prevention, support, and awareness. Together, we can make a difference. www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/resources/index.html #overdoseawareness #supportrecovery #youarenotalone #newportcountyprevention ... See MoreSee Less
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👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Navigating co-parenting post-separation/divorce? It's no walk in the park, but these shared custody tips can be your compass. Prioritizing stability, security, and strong bonds with both parents for our little ones! www.helpguide.org/articles/parenting-family/co-parenting-tips-for-divorced-parents.htm #CoParentingJourney #StrongerTogether ... See MoreSee Less
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Soy un bienestar: una exposición de arte juvenilÚnase a nosotros en la Escuela del Museo de Arte de Newport, de 11:00 a 4:00 p. m. el 28 de octubre de 2023, para la inauguración de un emocionante espectáculo artístico. La Coalición de Prevención del Condado de Newport y el Museo de Arte de Newport se enorgullecen de presentar "I am a Well Being", una cautivadora muestra de arte juvenil que celebra la creatividad, la resiliencia y las estrategias de bienestar y salud mental de nuestros talentosos artistas jóvenes.Las entradas para la exposición de arte juvenil "I am a Well Being" ya están disponibles en AllEvents y Eventbrite.No pierda esta oportunidad de experimentar la creatividad, la brillantez artística y la perspicacia de nuestro joven talento. Consigue tus entradas ahora y únete a nosotros en un viaje visual que tocará tu corazón y abrirá una conversación más profunda sobre la salud mental de los jóvenes. ¡Te veo allí!#NCPC #NewportArtMuseum #BHDDH #ConexionLatina #ParentSupportNetwork #NewportCountySchools #Juventud #ArtExhibition #IamaWellBeing #MentalHealth #NewportLibrary #NewportPublicSchools #MiddletownPublicSchools #JamestownPublicSchools #TivertonPublicSchools #LittleComptonPublicSchools ... See MoreSee Less
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I am a Well Being: A Youth Art ExhibitionJoin us at the Newport Art Museum School, 11:00 to 4:00PM on October 28, 2023, for the opening of an exhilarating artistic extravaganza! The Newport County Prevention Coalition and Newport Art Museum is proud to present, "I am a Well Being," a captivating youth art show that celebrates the creativity, resilience, and the mental health and wellness strategies of our talented young artists.Tickets for, "I am a Well Being," Youth Art Exhibition are now available on AllEvents and Eventbrite. Don't miss this chance to experience the creativity, artistic brilliance and insight of our young talent. Grab your tickets now and join us on a visual journey that will touch your heart and open a deeper conversation about youth mental health. See you there!#NCPC #NewportArtMuseum #BHDDH #ConexionLatina #ParentSupportNetwork #NewportCountySchools #Youth #ArtExhibition #IamaWellBeing #MentalHealth #NewportLibrary #NewportPublicSchools #MiddletownPublicSchools #JamestownPublicSchools #TivertonPublicSchools #LittleComptonPublicSchools ... See MoreSee Less
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June 14, 2023Mental Health, Prevention, Substance Use

Pride Month: An Opportunity to Support Diversity

June is Pride Month, and all of us at the Newport County Prevention Coalition are thrilled to celebrate the diversity of the human race, with the incredible differences in our minds, our bodies, and our souls. As we explore the contributions and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community we are struck…

March 29, 2022Parenting, Substance Use

9 Parent Tips for Talking About Marijuana with Your Teen

With the legalization of marijuana in many states — our children might be getting mixed messages on the risks, impact and dangers. 1. Discuss How Laws are Different for Young People Similar to alcohol laws, marijuana laws differ between adults and children. Recreational use laws apply to adults 21+ with…

January 7, 2022Mental Health, Monthly

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.…

October 25, 2021Parenting, Substance Use

Keeping Your Home Safe & Drug-Free

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…