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.

Behavioral Health Clinics & Trauma Services

JRI provides an array of innovative and evidence-based outpatient mental health services throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. All of JRI’s Behavioral Health Centers and Trauma Services use intervention methods aimed to meet the unique needs of children, adults, and families dealing with a range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral health challenges. Therapeutic services are individually tailored to meet the goals of each person served. A variety of both traditional and non-traditional services is offered throughout our Behavioral Health Clinics including Trauma- Informed Individual, Group and Family therapy, Evidence-based practice, School-based services, Yoga and Expressive Art therapies, Sand Tray therapy, and NeuroFeedback and Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART).

These services might be right for you if
You or someone you know needs trauma Informed Outpatient Behavioral Health and Clinical Services.
You or someone you know needs a psychiatric/psychological assessment and evaluation.
You or someone you know requires medication management.
You or someone you know requires trauma specific outpatient clinical services.
You or someone you know needs trauma Response for victims of violence in the Boston area.

Trauma Drama

Trauma Drama is an evidence-informed, innovative approach to tertiary prevention and clinical intervention for vulnerable youth exposed with histories of exposure to familial and community violence; school bullying, intolerance and hate crimes; maltreatment or neglect; and disrupted caregiving and other chronic life adversity.

Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)

In 2002, when David Emerson first reached out to Dr. Bessel van der Kolk about the idea of using yoga for trauma there were no models that existed within a clinical context to turn to for guidance. The program needed to be created from scratch. Combining the clinical insights of van der Kolk and Emerson’s dedication to yoga teaching for traumatized people, the first pilot studies were undertaken by the Trauma Center.

For more information, please see the Trauma Center for Trauma Sensitive Yoga website.

Trauma Center at JRI

The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival. The Executive Director of the Trauma Center is Joseph Spinazzola, Ph.D., and the Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van der Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma.

Boston Trauma Response Team

The Boston Trauma Response Team provides rapid crisis response to homicides affecting young people (13-24), short-term case management, coping groups, and follow-up psychological first aid services. The team consists of well-trained professionals and volunteers who are called on by community members, leaders, or emergency personnel to provide support to emotionally traumatized youth and their families on a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year basis. Staff and volunteers have the ability to respond to the emergency within 30 minutes of the time called to the Boston community.

Integrated Clinical Services

Integrated Clinical Services (ICS) provides outpatient services using standard dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). DBT is an empirically validated treatment model for helping individuals with complex mental health issues who have difficulty controlling their behavior. ICS also offers an adapted skills program called The Skills System. This model is based on DBT principles and is for individuals who have difficulty learning.

The Southern New England Behavioral Health & Trauma Center (SNEBHTC)

The Southern New England Behavioral Health & Trauma Center (SNEBHTC) is a comprehensive behavioral health center, serving children, adults, and families located in Attleboro, Mass. The SNEBHTC offers an extensive array of services, specializing in substance abuse assessment and treatment; individual, family, and group counseling; in-home and community-based programs; and medication management.

Southeast Behavioral Health Center

The Southeast Behavioral Health Center is a Joint Commission-Accredited Clinic providing comprehensive assessment and treatment to individuals and families of all ages. In addition, the Southeast Behavioral Health Center provides specialized services to young children and their families with trauma histories. The program operates in conjunction with the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training Program (ECTC).

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