Six-week, free parent group for eligible caregivers of children who have experienced trauma

Join us to learn about ways to help your child:

  • Feel safe and secure in relationships
  • Build skills for regulating strong emotions
  • Develop a healthy, positive sense of self and identity

Six-week, free parent group for eligible caregivers of children who have experienced trauma

Facilitated by MBHC/TC Assistant Clinical Director Julie Thayer, PsyD and MBHC Staff Clinician Katryn Little, LICSW, and held at MBHC, 380 Massachusetts Ave., Acton, MA

For more information and to learn whether you are eligible for this free group, please contact Dr. Thayer at or 978-264-3500 ext.

We are currently seeking participants and assessing time/day preferences, so please reach out if you are interested but unsure about your availability!

Group curriculum is drawn from the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model developed by Margaret Blaustein, PhD and Kristine Kinniburgh, LICSW at MBHC’s affiliate site Trauma Center at JRI. For more information about ARC, visit

This program was partially supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant awarded to The Trauma Center by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.



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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.