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.
Amanda Verhaak received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. She then received her Master of Social Work degree, with a focus on Children, Youth, and their Families, from the University of South Carolina. Soon after, she moved to Boston, MA, where she became a Licensed Certified Social Worker. Amanda has had many experiences in the field of social work and mental health, including work at a residential treatment center, a child advocacy center, a childhood hunger awareness program, and an after school program. She has also worked at a child psychiatric hospital and as an early interventionist. Amanda is now an Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer with JRI's Early Childhood Training and Consultation Program, with a focus on school-aged children. Amanda has a passion for understanding children, their families, and their environments.