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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.

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Assessment of Childhood or Adulthood Trauma

Goal:  To improve awareness of the goals, process, and methods of clinical trauma evaluation for children or adults exposed to abuse, neglect, and other childhood adversities.

Content and Methods: The impact of trauma on children and families is complex, and effective and individually tailored service provision requires individualized clinical assessment of needs and strengths.  This workshop will provide an overview of clinical child trauma assessment, including the goals of the evaluation process, differences between clinical trauma assessment and forensic/investigative child abuse evaluation, process of trauma evaluation, and red flags for when and how to refer a child for a specialized trauma evaluation.  Participants will discuss how the assessment process translates into tailored service delivery.

Contact Information

Please contact Elizabeth James, ejames@jri.org, or Jana Pressley, Psy.D., jpressley@jri.org for more information about this training.

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