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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Evidence-Based Practices for Child Trauma Treatment

Goal: To increase participants awareness and understanding of the array of evidence-based practices for children and families exposed to trauma, and to increase informed service referral.

Content and Methods: Within the mental health field, increasing emphasis has been placed on evidence-based practice (EBP).  However, not all evidence-based treatments are appropriate for all children.  This workshop will describe the construct of “evidence-based practice”; will provide an overview of current evidence-based practices for children exposed to both acute and chronic traumas; and will discuss appropriate matching of child needs to treatment goals. 

Contact Information

Please contact Elizabeth James,, or Jana Pressley, Psy.D., for more information about this training.

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