RIP Services for Communities


Anyone interested in observing the RIP program may schedule a tour of the facility.

RIP staff provide free community presentations for parents, teachers, administrators, and any other interested persons.  Content includes: overview of the RIP program, services and eligibility, overview of positive behavior management strategies and tips for collaboration between families and schools.

Student Internship Opportunities
Students enrolled in a higher education program with a local university may have the opportunity to acquire credit hours at RIP through a contract established between the university and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

To inquire about RIP community services in the Nashville area, please contact:
Melissa Binkley
Program Director
Regional Intervention Program (RIP)
Phone: 615-963-1177

For services offered by RIP expansion sites across the state, contact the location nearest you.