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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Supporting Young Children in the Face of Trauma

We often see children who are acting out, hurting others, endangering themselves, or displaying “odd” behaviors that don’t seem to make sense. This training is designed to provide participants with a general knowledge of signs and symptoms that are often associated with trauma. A broad overview of the types of traumatic events that effect children are reviewed. It is the goal that trainees walk away with a better understanding of the complex nature of trauma and the way it can affect a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development as well as brain functioning.

To schedule this training at your organization or for more information, please contact Tara Sagor, CAGS, LMHC: Phone: (781) 559-4900  Email: tsagor@jri.org

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