Cranston • Johnston • North Providence • Scituate • Smithfield

The Southern Providence County Region was the site of many successful battles and source of military intelligence throughout history. Pawtuxet Village, which means "Little Falls,” was the site in 1772 when the Rhode Island Patriots took the first organized military action towards independence by attacking and burning the hated British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee. During World War II, Scituate was the site of a radio monitoring system that intercepted enemy signals, including in 1946, the Chopmist Hill, considered at that time as the headquarters of the United Nations. Like with much of Rhode Island, water is an important resource and we see the Scituate Reservoir as the largest inland body of water in Rhode Island. Bryant University is located in Smithfield on donated land from famous alumnus and Tupperware founder, Earl Silas Tupper.


Raising Healthy Teens Newsletter

In each issue you’ll find expert advice on adolescent development, trends that pose risks to a teen’s  health and safety, and helpful how-to information for parents, teachers and everyone in the community  who works with teens.

Latest Issue — Winter 2019
What Parents Have All Wrong About Social Media — and What Teens Have Right
Managing Holiday and Exam Stress for Teens 
Drugs 101 – Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens
The Benefits of Making Family Dinners a Priority
Impaired Driving Shouldn’t Be Part of the Holidays

September 2018
Nine Parent Tips for Talking About Marijuana with Your Teen
Parents Can Help Their Teens Navigate Friendship Dynamics 
Helpful Tips for a Successful Transition Back to School
Drugs 101 – The Addictive Dangers of Juuling
Helping Your Child Build a Strong Foundation for Success


Southern Providence County Regional Coalition

Regional Director
Patricia Sweet


Our Community Coalitions


Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force

Dana DeVerna

Johnston Prevention Coalition

Jennifer O’Neil

North Providence Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force

Jeannie Vickers

Scituate Prevention Partnership

Sandra Stuard

Smithfield Prevention Coalition

Dina Heroux