Yoga, weight lifting, art therapy: How JRI programs are helping survivors of abuse, trauma

The Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County in Fall River and the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) offer services and opportunities to connect for youth survivors of abuse and trauma and their families. Both programs offer various programs to best suit each survivor's needs.

The CAC is just one of nearly 100 programs that the JRI offers. As the CAC of Bristol County, operating out of Fall River, it serves as emergency response center for child sexual abuse.

The Center for Trauma and Embodiment is dedicated to researching, developing and training providers to help trauma survivors safely "reconnect to their body so that they may engage more fully with their life."

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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.