Kent County Prevention Coalition

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

The Kent County Prevention Coaltion is an amazing group
of talented and dedicated community members.

 Our Mission is to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote wellness across the lifespan. 

Our vision is a region where agencies and leaders collaborate for the wellness of all. 

We are grateful for representation from parents, youth, schools, law enforcement, the YMCA,

 the Warwick Boys & Girls Club, the Health Equity Zones, THRIVE, CODAC, REST, the Central RI Chamber of Commerce, the Warwick Police Department and more!

Incredible Years

Kent County and South County Regional Prevention Coalitions are currently recruiting parents/caregivers of elementary school students for The Incredible Years School Age Parenting Program. The Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Program is being planned for mid-2024. This project is supported by a grant from the RI Foundation in partnership with EOHHS. These programs are FREE and all session materials and activities (books, games, crafts) are provided. The Incredible Years is an evidence-based program for parents, teachers, and children. The goals of the program include strengthening parent-child interactions, building positive relationships, supporting positive parenting, promoting children’s social, emotional and academic successes and improving classroom management skills. To learn more about The Incredible Years or to indicate your interest in an upcoming group, please click the links below.

Learn more about the Incredible Years series of early interventions.

Click the button below to watch the overview.

Learn how early interventions can aid children cope better during their childhood and help them grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. Click the button below to read the blog!

Interested in signing up for the Incredible Years Program? We would love to have you! Click the button below to sign up for the upcoming group. 

Learn More About the Parenting Group Series Below! 

Check Out these PSAs!

We are so excited to bring back our It Starts With You Campaign! This campaign started 8 years ago and is being brought back with a new generation of kids! The message is the same: It still starts with you at home to talk and listen to your children. This was all possible due to a strong community partnership! 
Thank you to all who helped create this , , ,  , ,

#Stay In Your Lane!

Our Coventry Task Force Leaders, Dana Daverna and Katelyn Bianco, worked to create this amazing PSA reminding youth about the risks of impaired driving.

Big shout out to the cool folks at Gnarly Bay! for this gem!

Talk Early. Talk Often and Listen.

It could be as simple as talking early and talking often.  The campaign is organized to educate and empower parents and caregivers to have ongoing conversations with the young people in their lives around drugs and alcohol. 

Thanks to Dr. Paul Mangino, Jr, his daughter Sofia, Maureen Gouveia and Izzy Boullier  – all coalition members!   Credit to SkySabin productions

Hidden in Plain Sight!

Hidden in Plain Sight allows parents a unique interactive opportunity to look into a teen’s mock bedroom. The room is full of common household items that could be used to hide or disguise drug, alcohol, tobacco use or other “risky” behaviors.  

Please take the time to talk to your teen about the items you see – use this as a way to launch a conversation about substance use among peers.  Check it out here!

Our Staff

Regional Director
Kathy Sullivan
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Partnerships For Success 
Drug Free Community
Grant Manager
Ireland Judge
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Incredible Years
Grant Manager
Lori Ann Hiener
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Got Data?

2023 Strategic Plan

KCPC Monthly Meetings (2)

Our Community Coalitions

The Collaborative

Mike Fratus
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West Warwick Prevention Coalition

Astrid Meijer, M.Ed, APS
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Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force

Dana Daverna
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Exeter West Greenwich Wellness Coalition

East Greenwich Academy Foundation

Sulina Mahonty

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