JRI's River Run Academy at Susan Wayne Center for Excellence Collaborates with the Children's Advocacy Center of Windham County

Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18? For 90% of sexually abused children, the perpetrator is someone the child knows and trusts. That means that in a classroom of 28 students, about six or seven students have been the victims of sexual abuse.

When children make reports to adults, the first response is critical, and can be the difference between feeling believed and supported, and being shamed or embarrassed, or even recanting true information.

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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.