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.

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Publications

D'Andrea, Bergholz, Fortunato & Spinazzola. Journal of Family Violence, 28 (7), 739-749.
Brown, Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 6, pages 280-303, 2013.
Spinazzola, Habib, Knoverek, Arvidson, Nisenbaum, Wentworth, Hodgdon, Pond & Kisiel, CW360 Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice-Winter 2013, CASCS, University of Minnesota, pp. 8-9, 37.
Ozkol, Zucker & Spinazzola, Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp 733-748, 2011
Arvidson, Kinniburgh, Howard, Spinazzola, Strothers, Evans, Andres, Cohen & Blaustein, 2011, Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 4:34-51
Hopper, E., & Olivet, 2009, The Open Health Services and Policy Journal, 2, pp. 131-151
Zucker, Spinazzola, Alley Pollack, Pepe, Barry, Zhang & van der Kolk, 2010, Journal of School Violence, 9:117-135
Gabowitz, Zucker & Cook, 2008, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1:163-178
Cook, Spinazzola, Ford, Lanktree, Blaustein, Sprague, Cloitre, DeRosa, Hubbard, Kagan, Liautaud, Mallah, Olafson & van der Kolk, 2007, Focal Point.

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