Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
November 3, 2010
2010 Elections in Rhode Island
The following candidates were elected to general offices in Rhode Island on November 2, 2010:

Governor - Lincoln Chafee (I)
Lt. Governor - Elizabeth Roberts re-elected (D)
Congressional District 1 - David Cicilline (D)
Congressional District 2 - James Langevin re-elected (D)
Secretary of State - Ralph Mollis re-elected (D)
Attorney General - Peter Kilmartin (D)
General Treasurer - Gina Raimondo (D)

Both the current Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox (D), and Senate President, Teresa Paiva-Weed (D), were re-elected.

In Rhode Island's capital city of Providence, Angel Taveras (D) was elected Mayor.

For more election results, go to the Rhode Island Board of Election's website.
Senator Reed Recognized for Work on Nurse-Family Partnership
US Senator Jack Reed

At a press conference on October 26, 2010, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanked U.S. Senator Jack Reed for his leadership in securing federal funding for the Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP), an evidence-based home visiting program for first-time parents. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is coordinating the Rhode Island launch of NFP. Children's Friend is the implementing agency and provides the nurse home visits to families. Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center conducts the program evaluation. Read the Providence Business News article and view photos from the event and the episode of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Cable Television Show featuring nurses from Children's Friend discussing the NFP initiative.

Debut of Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman
Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, participated on a response panel at the Rhode Island screening of the film, Waiting for Superman, hosted by the Rhode Island Campaign for Achievement Now (RI-CAN) on October 19th. The film issues a call to action for the transformation of education in America. For more information on the screening, read the article by Jennifer Jordan in The Providence Journal.
Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development
Watch the 2010 Lipsitt-Duchin lecture, Energizing the Community to Nurture Healthy Young People: Taking Advances in Prevention Science to Scale. In the video, Dr. J. David Hawkins, a pioneer in the field of prevention science, shares examples from randomized trials that provide the evidence base for effective strategies to prevent adverse youth outcomes. His presentation highlights opportunities to "take prevention efforts to scale" with examples of successful community-wide initiatives throughout the United States. Joining Dr. Hawkins in a response panel were Margaret Holland McDuff of Family Service and Charles Williams of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Heathcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals. View photos from the event.
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In This Issue
star2010 Elections in Rhode Island
starSenator Reed Recognized for Work on Nurse-Family Partnership
starDebut of Waiting for Superman
starLipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development
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