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Safe Homes Pledge

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 pledge to foster a Safe Homes environment?

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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Our Local Coalitions

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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.

Grandfamily Fundraiser

With your help, we can make the goal a reality! Grandfamilies often face challenges that put stress on the family, especially if child care is needed or if caregivers are living on fixed budgets. Your financial support can make a significant difference for many of our grandfamilies. Please consider donating to our Little Compton Grandfamily Fundraiser if you are able to, every dollar will directly support grandparents raising their grandchildren.
Tomorrow is National Drug Take Back Day! Each town will be participating from 10AM-2PM. Stop by and properly dispose of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.Little Compton Police DepartmentTiverton Police DepartmentMiddletown Police DepartmentNewport Police will be at Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Newport CampusPortsmouth Police Department ... See MoreSee Less
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This is a chance to connect with other unique families in our community and get your voices heard and your needs met.The Grandfamily Support Initiative works to connect local GRANDfamilies like yours with the support and resources they need to succeed ... See MoreSee Less
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There's a reason why parents of big kids shut down when their kids hit the teenage years.There's a reason why moms stop talking to other parents at pick up lines and dads avoid people at all costYou know that phrase little kids, little problems. Big kids, bigger problems? It is so true.And if you are lucky enough to raise a teenager that never drank or smoked or did drugs, if you are lucky enough to have a child that never got arrested for a misdemeanor or snuck out or cheated on a test, if you are lucky enough never to feel like you were just a complete and utter failure as a parent because of the behavior of your kid despite your best efforts, consider it just that: lucky.Because for most big kids who do something bad, it is usually not from bad parenting as much as the teen making a bad decision.And we need to sit on that for a second.Before we rush to judgment. Before we roll our eyes and start mentioning all the things we think those parents did wrong. Before we fill ourselves with righteous indignation.We need to remember that it could be our kid, and how do we want people to treat us.Sure, we need to be conscientious parents and raise our kids to the best of our abilities. Kids raised by engaged parents have the best shot at developing into productive adults. But unless you have severely neglected, abused, or traumatized your child, we need to recognize that sometimes teenagers lose their way despite our best efforts.Addiction can be genetic. Violence could be linked to a traumatic event not related to the parents. Stealing could be attention seeking behavior. Lying is testing boundaries. Mental health is a complex issue impacted by a wide variety of factors.But also, teenagers have been found to be poor decision-makers if they feel pressured, stressed or are seeking attention from peers, so while with one friend a teen may say no to alcohol, at a party with peers they want to impress, they may engage in binge drinking in a spur-of-the-moment request.Rather than blaming the parents, we need to rally around families who need support instead of pushing them further under water.I still believe as parents we are the number one role models for our kids. I still believe that we can arm our children with information and boundaries so they grow up into productive adults.But I also believe that most of us are trying our best and parent with the best of intentions.I speak from experience. Sometime good kids just make bad decisions. Sometimes good kids have addictions. Sometimes good kids are hurting and don't know how to express it. Sometimes good kids cave under pressure. Sometimes good kids want to impress their peers so they do something bad.And oftentimes these good kids come from good parents, great parents, loving parents.There is enough guilt when it comes to parenting. Did I do too much for them? Not enough? Did I give them too much freedom? Was I too overbearing? Many parents spend the rest of their lives wondering where they went wrong when raising their kids.So, the next time your local rumor mill starts running with the bad behavior of a child coming from a "good" family, maybe resist the urge to spread the gossip to another friend.Instead, maybe use it as a discussion springboard with your own child.And if you are feeling extra generous, reach out to that parent who is most likely beating themselves up for their child's behavior, the one who feels isolated, the one who is staying up all night examining every parenting decision they ever made.Because they could use some support, too. ... See MoreSee Less
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Nov 16
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grandfamily Support Group – November Meeting
Dec 21
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grandfamily Support Group – December Meeting

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