Our next monthly CHARIHO TASK FORCE MEETING: Jan. 9, 2017 5:30 PM
This meeting will be held at the Wood River Health Center.
The CHARIHO TASK FORCE is a coalition that is made up of residents and employees of Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and the Narragansett Tribe. If this is you, come join the conversation to make our communities safe and drug abuse free.
A Message from the Chariho Task Force:
Following are some of the ongoing programs that all students are encouraged to be involved with:
prevention workshops at the middle school.
are mentors to middle school students.
coping skills and being substance free. All students are welcome,
meetings are held after school on every other Tuesdays.
Support group for students who have family members
struggling with addiction.
Build healthy coping skills to reduce anxiety, stress
and substance abuse prevention
To assist parents and/or students who may be seeking support regarding substance abuse issues, we offer the following contact information for counseling resources at Chariho Regional High School and Chariho Regional Middle School:
Kate Tokarski, LCSW
(401) 364-7778 x 2143
Terri Censabella, SAC
(401) 364-0651 x2264Terri.Censabella@chariho.k12.ri.us
Chariho Task Force Objectives
Define alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues and their impact on our towns.
Work together to find effective strategies to prevent the use of or abuse of substances in our youth.
Collaborate with the school district, local government officials, health care providers and law enforcement organizations, and to develop and sustain substance abuse and violence prevention activities throughout the year.
Work with Prevention Practitioners in RI to develop and maintain best practice programs.
Establish positive community norms to prevent substance abuse through advocacy, education, parental programs and youth leadership opportunities.
Work with our schools, our communities and all students, and in particular, high risk students to provide effective education, support and alternative programming.