Youth Mental Health Webinars

The RISAS Youth Mental Health Webinar Series, sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Health, features local and national experts discussing issues related to youth mental health, trauma, and resilience. The free webinars are designed for educators, parents, and the general public.

Below are registration links for upcoming webinars in the series and links to pre-recorded webinars and a podcast series from the webinars. For more information about the webinars, contact

Date and Time of Event

Webinar Title

Registration Link

September 9th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

“Over the Counter” does not mean “On the Counter” with Kathy Sullivan
Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business with Leigh Reposa

September 15th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Student’s or Child’s Coming Out with Dr. Alex Keuroghlian

September 22nd, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Life after the Pandemic: Helping Youth Move on and Thrive with Dr. Heather Pelletier

Recorded Asynchronously

Digital citizenship and Internet Safety For Youth With Lisa Hoopis and Hannah Woodhouse

October 7th, 2021 @ 2:00 PM

Adolescent Substance Use: How to look, talk and listen to teens about substance use with Dr. Selby Conrad

October 13th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

“Because I Said So…”: Positive Parenting Strategies to Promote Healthy Lifestyles” for the Latinx communities (“Porque Yo Lo Dije…” : Estrategias de Crianza Positiva Para Promover Estilos de Vida Saludables Para Las comunidades Latinx) with Mayra Peguero-Bueno 

In Spanish!

October 20th, 2021 @1:45 PM

Strategies to Support Trauma-Impacted Students in The Classroom with Dr. Kevin Plummer

November 2nd, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Youth Empowerment with Lisa Hoopis and Hannah Woodhouse

November 8th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

 The Neurobiology of Addiction: Bringing Science to the Streets, What educators need to know with Lee Dalphonse

November 9th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Social Media: Everything parents need to know with Jennifer Garviria. (Medios Sociales: Todo que los padres deben saber.)

In Spanish!

November 17th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Coping with Loss During COVID19 with Frances DaLomba

Video Coming Soon!

December 1st, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Talk. They Hear You. Talking with your teen about alcohol, drugs and choices with Colleen Judge and Diane Ferrara

Video Coming Soon!

December 8th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Rethinking language expectations: The role of parents and teachers in reframing communication in schools with Dr. Silas O. R. Pinto

Event Canceled 

Supporting Children of Parents with Substance Use Disorder in the School Setting with Sarah Dinklage

Event Cancelled

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