Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition

Coventry • East Greenwich • Exeter West Greenwich • Warwick • West Warwick

 

 

Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition

Director:  Kathy Sullivan  ksullivan@risas.org
 

What's Happening?

  

 

"Let's Talk" events for Parents!

 

 

Check Out our special edition Newseltter- Raising Health Teens!

 

Meet Our (SUPER) Grant Management Team!

Partnership for Sucess (PFS) Grant Manager: Jane Sullivan

State Opioid Response (SOR) Project Coordinator: Cynthia Rego

 

Our (Spectacular) Community Coalition Coordinators:

 

Coventry

Municipal Coordinator:  Dana Daverna   DDeverna@comcap.org

Exeter West Greenwich

Municipal Coordinator: Paul Mangino, Jr  paulmanginojr@outlook.com

East Greenwich

Municipal Coordinator:  Bob Houghtaling rhoughtaling2@verizon.net

West Warwick

Municipal Coordinator: Astrid Meijer, M.Ed, APS  ameijer.wwpc@gmail.com

Warwick

Municipal Coordinator: Maureen Gouveia   maureen.gouveia@warwickri.com

 

Upcoming Events:

Join us for our next  monthly coalition meeting!  contact ksullivan@risas.org    

Let's Talk   Understanding Addiction - Feb 12   6-8 pm Warwick Public Library

Let's Talk   Self Care for the Carer - March 23   6-8 pm Warwick Public Library

Let's Talk   Internet Decoded for Parents - March 31  6-8 pm Warwick Public Library

Have a Loved One challenged with Addiction? 

        Seek support - Regular meetings St Lukes E Greenwich

More resources for those working with Children Whose parents may have an addiction:

Other resources:

● Sesame Street has created a series of videos that includes 6-year-old Karli, talking to her friends about her mom's struggle with drug addiction.

● The Eluna Network runs Camp Mariposas in more than a dozen states. They offer a range of online resources for adults who want to help children whose families struggle with addiction. Customized help is also available.

● The Hazelden Betty Ford Children's Program provides support, education and care to kids who grow up in a family with alcohol or drug addiction.

● National Association for Children of Addiction or NACoA offers a range of resources about the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on children and families. They also offer resources to help build resilience in children.

● Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Helpline [1-800-662-HELP (4357)] is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Here is their Opioid Treatment Program Directory.

Help Prevent the Opiate Crisis: 

Make sure you secure medications in your home:

Here We are in Action: