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Grandfamily Support Group
Newport Unhoused Winter Drive

Winter is right around the corner and unhoused residents within our community are in need of basic necessities to remain safe and warm this season. Donate today to help your community!

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PEER Productions

Calling all creative 9-12th graders, are you interested in creating stories via film, media, music, or graphic design? Join PEER Productions on December 13th!

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Empower yourself with new skills and knowledge to help you better manage your blood pressure! This program helps people learn how to accurately take their blood pressure at home.

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Totally
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!

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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The New Reach Newsletter

Our newsletter is back and better than ever! Introducing The Reach Newsletter, a monthly publication designed to inform Newport County residents about the Coalition and the various ongoing initiatives available to those in our community. Check out our newest edition below and explore our website to learn more about the projects mentioned!

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.

December Challenge 25 Days of Mental Health!The month of December is a busy, overwhelming month for a lot of us!We challenge you to our mental health challenge!Tag someone you want to challenge!Round Two (if you missed round one its not late to join!): Day8: Journaling - This is the task of writing down your thoughts, feelings, your day, and anything in a journal only you can read. This helps you prioritize problems, concerns, and emotions. This activity has been proven to help healing and progress in people's mental health.Task: Prompt: what you are most proud of? Go Rouge: Don't like the prompt? Free write! Write about anything!After thoughts: How do you feel? Did you enjoy journaling?Day9:Better Longer sleep has been proven improve creativity and problem solving; lower the likelihood of depression and other mental disorders; and even increase life expectancy.Task: Turn off your phone and close your eyes 30mins before you normally would!Day10:No is a such a simple word that we have such a hard time telling people, rather we end up saying yes and taking on loads of task and stressing our selves out. Task: Say no to something you don't want to do that is going to stress you out.Day11:Recharging in nature promotes many positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, and creativity and concentration.Task: Go on a hike, go to a park or just sit outside. Listen to the noises take in the earths energy!Day12:Listen to a podcast help you destress and relax. While also educating yourself and strengthening your brain!Task: Listen to a podcast!Any podcast you want.... We recommend our very own Totally Preventable podcast.( New one out tomorrow 🙂Day13: Doing a good deed helps you feel better and your brain releases endorphins.Task: So something good for someone, make their day... it might just make yours.Day14:Spending less time on social media has been proven to decrease anxiety and stress.Task: Ok so you might be on social media right now.. put it down try and avoid it for the rest of the day! Goodluck!See you in 7 days 🙂#newportcountyprevention #decemberchallenge #mentalhealth #25days #mentalthhealthchallenge ... See MoreSee Less
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Haircuts For ResidentsExperiencing HomelessnessJoin us and Turning Around Ministries on December 12th 9AM-2PM for free haircuts for any individual experiencing homelessness. Click the link below to learn more. Thank you to Hair Apparent for your generous support!Location: Turning Around Ministries40 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd Newport, RI 02840newportcountyprevention.org/haircuts/#newportcountyprevention #unhoused #freehaircuts ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for all your support with the Unhoused Winter Drive! There is still time to donate!We will be giving out all the supplies to local Unhoused community members December 12th 10AM-2PM in front of the Newport Police Station!On the same day join us at Turning Around Ministries for free haircuts for any individual experiencing homelessness 9am-2pm. This will take place at Turning Around Ministries 40 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd Newport, RI 02840.Click the link to learn more!newportcountyprevention.org/winterdrive/#newportcountyprevention #unhouseddrive #unhoused #winter #freehaircuts ... See MoreSee Less
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Grandfamily Support Group Caregiving for grandchildren is a unique experience that can put a strain on family dynamics in many different ways. Child & Family, in collaboration with the Newport County Prevention Coalition, offers a support group for grandparents who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren by providing an opportunity to come together and provide mutual support to each other. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.If you are interested in attending or referring potential members, please contact Gregory Thompson, gthompson@riprevention.org Next Meeting December 20th 3:00pm @ Child and Family Services, Middletown RInewportcountyprevention.org/gsi/#newportcountyprevention #Grandfamily #grandparents #children #supportgroup ... See MoreSee Less
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Demand Actiontruth Urge the White House to recognize vaping nicotine as a mental health issueDecision makers take many forms, but wherever they are and whatever their sphere of influence, it is critical to get them on our side in the fight to protect our generation’s mental health from profit-hungry corporations. In this case, we’ve got our sights set on the epicenter of power and influence: the White House.By putting pressure on decision makers in the White House to take action and recognize vaping nicotine as a mental health issue, we’re underscoring the importance of mental health, bringing attention and awareness to the harmful impact vaping nicotine can have on our health, and ensuring our voices are heard at the highest levels. Learn more @ www.thetruth.com/take-action/campaign/2022-mental-health-campaign#newportcountyprevention #Vape #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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WE'RE HIRING!Want a job that you get to work with great people in the community? The Coalition Coordinator seeks to build a team of people and organizations committed to develop, implement, and monitor effective community-based prevention programs and enhance the community’s ability to address substance abuse issues facing youth.The Tiverton/Little Compton Prevention Coalition is funded in part by the Newport County Prevention Coalition. From 1987 to 2022 Tiverton and Little Compton have maintained two separate coalitions. In 2023, the Tiverton and Little Compton coalitions will merge to provide additional strength and effectiveness to the prevention efforts of the members.GENERAL REQUIREMENTS-Ability to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule; must be available to work evenings and weekends when events dictate.-Education in a human service area (broadly defined)Certified as a Prevention Specialist or willing to achieve certification in a timely manner; must maintain certification through renewal every two years.-Excellent communication skills, group facilitation; conflict resolution experience preferredProficient computer skillsMust pass BCI check as a condition of employmentDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-Coordinate prevention efforts between the coalition and community sectors, 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 sector representatives-Collect data to assess community prevention needs; document and report on findings;-Facilitate at least 10 coalition meetings per year; -create/distribute agenda and maintain accurate meeting minutes;-Develop an annual prevention program plan and oversee implementation of coalition’s goals and objectives in collaboration with Newport County Prevention CoalitionWhen appropriate, seek additional funding; write grants for activities related to the goals and objectives of the coalition; and oversee implementation/ evaluation (when required)Relationship to Newport County Prevention Coalition (NCPC)- Attend NCPC monthly meetings and trainings-Keep the coalition up to date on NCPC and state requirements-Complete documentation forms and other related records as requested by NCPC.Interested click the link to learn more!www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Newport+county+prevention&l=Rhode+Island&vjk=7c022ce762fe2d76#newportcountyprevention #hiring #job #community ... See MoreSee Less
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