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History and Accomplishments

The Coalition's key achievements have occurred when agencies, providers, and advocates have joined together to identify needs, report to the community, and design and coordinate programs and services.

    Major accomplishments include:

  • Major statistical town-by-town reports on our children's well-being, available for free to every person and agency in Washington County responsible for children's issues
  • Online, searchable, comprehensive, but easy-to-use Children's Behavioral Health Guide, an "informational road map" for parents and health/social service providers
  • Annual Children's Issues Forums
  • One of 10 sites in the nation to implement Collaborative Office Rounds, training for area primary care providers in children's mental health and developmental issues.
  • Champion for Children Awards to unsung heroes for kids
  • Community planning in Westerly to address teen pregnancy, delayed prenatal care, and food insecurity
  • The annual "Feelin' Groovy" Bookmark Project among 2nd graders
  • Innovative middle school project to lower dropout rate and address mental health issues
  • Professional trainings for area child care, school personnel, and mental health providers
  • Intensive workshop series on adapting CBT for childhood disorders for area mental health clinicians and school personnel
  • Children's Mental Health Summit
  • Piloted Watch Me Grow RI, the state's developmental screening program, in the County

see also Timeline