South County Prevention Coalition

Charlestown • Richmond • Hopkinton • Narragansett • New Shoreham • North Kingstown • South Kingstown • Westerly

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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 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!

Learn more about the Incredible Years series of early interventions.

Click the button below to watch the overview.

Interested in signing up for the Incredible Years Program? Click the button below to enroll in the upcoming group!

Learn More About the Parenting Group Series Below! 

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PAWSitive Playbook

Meet PAWS, the guide to this PAWSitively great activity book! This elementary-aged book promotes healthy lifestyles and substance use prevention strategies while having the young ones complete fun activities such as mazes, word search, and coloring! Check out the playbook with your kids and “pause” to get to know yourself a little better!

Teen World

Congratulations Parents! You successfully made it through your child’s early formative years.  But, hold on… welcome to the TEEN YEARS!! These years are a period of intense growth, not only physically, but emotionally and intellectually.  So it’s completely understandable that, at times, parents may have feelings of confusion, frustration and sometimes being overwhelmed.  We created this booklet with you in mind.  

Raising Healthy Teens Newsletter

Raising Healthy Teens is a full-time job and we hope our newsletter helps to make that job a bit easier. 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.

If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in our newsletter, please let us know.  Send your ideas — or comments to your local coordinator found on our home page. We’d love to hear from you.

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. Usually we set this up in the school during Open Houses, but during COVID we have created a virtual version that you can do at home!

Simply click on the picture of the bedroom below to explore this educational tool. Move your mouse around the room to “find” the items hidden in the room.

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. 

As parents, we are the number one tool against substance use! Download the Hidden in Plain Sight Booklet

Partnerships for Success

Kent County and South County Regional Prevention Coalitions were thrilled to be awarded the Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant during the fall of 2018. This is a 5-year grant.

 With this grant we will be able to identify factors within all high need RI PFS communities in our regions that contribute to underage drinking among individuals aged 12-20 and any required capacity building activities necessary to address the contributing factors identified.

We have developed community-level strategic plans addressing the factors that contribute to underage drinking with special attention to populations that may experience health disparities.

The implementation plan details how funds will be used to address underage drinking among the targeted population(s).

We will evaluate the impact of evidence-based interventions as well as capacity building community activities including:

·       Alcohol Prevention Educational strategies addressing underage drinking in schools and the community.

·       Environmental Strategies addressing social and retail access.

·       Public Awareness Campaigns and local events.

·       Workplace Interventions aimed at employers of 18-20-year old’s that fit the culture and context of their community. 

                                              Simple Questions & Straight Answers on Alcohol Prevention                

Project Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock is a community awareness campaign designed to increase visibility of and compliance with Rhode Island underage drinking laws and discourage people over the age of 21 to provide alcohol to minors. Also, warning that the liquor stores are responsible and will ID everyone to keep anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing alcohol or using a fake ID. Project Sticker Shock provides an opportunity to work with local liquor stores to enforce these two laws. This campaign is implemented into 13 liquor stores around South County twice a year.

Media Ready

The Importance of Media Literacy.

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What is Media Ready?

Media Ready is an evidence-based program for middle school classrooms, designed to give youth the ability to analyze media messages, recognize unhealthy behavior, and prevent substance abuse through the power of media literacy education.

We have trained over 300 students all across South County!

Click below to learn more about the program!

Contact Us

Regional Director
Heidi Driscoll, M.Ed, ACPS
[email protected]

Partnerships for Success
State Opioid Response
Grant Manager
Lily O’Toole, BS, CPS
[email protected]

Incredible Years
Grant Manager
Lori Ann Hiener
[email protected]

Eliminating Tobacco Disparities
Grant Manager
Natalie Kimmerlein
[email protected]

Monthly Meetings

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Our Community Partners

These are all of our community partners! We are very thankful to have them work with us in what we do. Click the button below each partner to view their website.

Gateway Healthcare

South County YMCA

URI Community First Responder Program
Rhode Island Student Assistance Services
Rhode Island Army National Guard
Thundermist Health Center
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
Healthy Body Healthy Minds
Hope Recovery Community Centers
Representative Teresa Tanzi
U.S. Attorney’s Office