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  • 13 Mar 2018 6:51 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    BHDDH has developed and release a new resource developed to assist young adults access behavioral health services. The Guidebook was created for young adults; it’s RI specific; and  each page was created to standalone. Some pages can be used in a broader application, these include the college page, making decisions, SSI page…

     

    This  was presented to the Children’s Cabinet 2/26/2018. Kristen Stringfellow was in attendance and should have received a hard copy. I’ve attached a PDF and the document can be accessed on the BHDDH website at the following locations: 

     

    What’s New: http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/whats_new/index.php or Family/Individual information: http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/mh/individual.php

    BHDDH is in the process of procuring a new 24/7 support system the “BH Link”. We anticipate that this will go live in May and plan to revise the Guidebook to include information about it. I am collecting other edits in the meantime and welcome any feedback that will enhance/strengthen this resource for our youth and young adults.

     

    Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

     

    Denise Achin, M.Ed

    Associate Administrator

    Substance Abuse Policy and Program Development

    Project Director, Healthy Transitions

    Division of Behavioral Health

    14 Harrington Road

    Cranston, RI 02920

    Phone: (401) 462-0421

    Fax: (401) 462-6078

     

  • 17 Nov 2017 11:07 AM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    Congratulations to RI's 2017 RI Blue Ribbon School winners - Classical High School-Providence, Community Elementary School-Cumberland, & Fishing Cove Elementary-North Kingston

  • 16 Nov 2017 12:14 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

     

    RI Kids Count Issue Brief Preventing Youth Tobacco Use in Rhode Island

    Tobacco use is a major public health concern that affects many children, youth, and families in Rhode Island and the U.S. Smoking can reduce life expectancy by at least a decade and remains a leading cause of chronic disease, preventable death, and disability. Tobacco products of any kind and e-cigarettes are unsafe because they contain numerous harmful chemicals that negatively impact health. Preventing, identifying, and treating youth and adult tobacco use requires the complementary and sustained efforts of health care providers, public health officials, parents, policymakers, educators, and others. 
  • 06 Nov 2017 6:23 PM | Tom DiPaola (Administrator)

    RIDE Recognizes 28 Commended Schools Oct 2017


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the state prepares to shift to a new system of school accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today released 2017 School Report Cards and recognized 28 commended schools. Schools classified as commended are the highest performing schools in the state, representing strong performance across metrics.

    “I want to congratulate our 28 commended schools, whose performance, growth, and commitment to excellence represent the success we want to replicate in every school, for every student,” said Ken Wagner, Commissioner of Education. “We now look ahead to implementation of a new system of school accountability, which I believe will help us to better identify and support struggling schools, and to communicate with families about what performance outcomes and school culture and climate indicators mean for their children and for their communities.”

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