Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Publications

Gapen, van der Kolk, Hamlin, Hirshberg, Suvak, Spinazzola, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 1-11.
Bartlett, Barto, Griffin, Fraser, Hodgdon, Bodian, Child Maltreatment 1-12, cmx.sagepub.com, November 2015.
Hodgdon, Blaustein, Kinniburgh, Peterson, Spinazzola, 2015, DOI 10.1007, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
Blaustein, Kinniburgh, Focal Point: Youth, Young Adults, & Mental Health. Trauma-Informed Care, 29, 17-20, 2015.
Warner, Spinazzola, Westcott, Gunn, Hodgdon, 2014, DO1 10.1007, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
Kisiel, Fehrenbach, Stolbach, Briggs, Lyne, Liang, McClelland, Griffin, Maj, Vivrette, Spinazzola, Journal of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2014, Vol. 6, No. S1, S29-S39
Spinazzola, Hodgdon, Liang, Ford, Layne, Pynoos, Briggs, Stolbach, Kisiel, Journal of Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2014, Vol. 6, No. S1, S18-S28.
Goldman Fraser, Griffin, Barto, Lo, Wenz-Gross, Spinazzola, Bodian, Nisenbaum, Dym Bartlett, Children and Youth Services Review, June 2014.
Prentky, Lee, Lamade, Grossi, Schuler, Dube, DeMarco, Pond, Journal of Child Custody, 11:251-277, 2014.
van der Kolk, Stone, West, Rhodes, Emerson, Suvak, Spinazzola, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(6), e559-e565, 2014.

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