Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Provide communities and policy-makers with information that includes data and research, resources they need to develop life-saving policies, implement evidence-based programs to reduce injuries and death caused by child abuse and neglect, intimate partner/sexual violence, suicide, also injuries attributed from motor vehicle crashes and sports.
What we do
Inform and educate stakeholders about the public health benefits of enhancements to the Rhode Island Youth Sports Concussion (YSC) law requiring neuropsychological baseline testing.
Initiated a contract with Day One to increase the number of youth exposed to the evidence-based sexual violence prevention program, Your Voice Your View.
Provided contracts with RISAS and Bradley Hospital in order to establish in-school trainings and resources to prevent youth suicide.
Established a contract between the RIDOH and the Brain Injury Association of RI, conduct ImPACT neuropsychological baseline testing for Rhode Island middle and high school age youth participating in school sports, and Rhode Island youth sports leagues in three communities.
Integrated emotion regulation activities and content into the 1) Student Assistance Program (SAP) model; and 2) via a Memorandum of Understanding between the RIDOH, Center for Health Promotion VIPP and the RIDOH Center for Perinatal and Early Childhood Health, Family Visiting Program, integrate emotion regulation into the Healthy Families America program and the Parents as Teachers program.