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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Family Service of RI has a number of video tips to prevent child abuse and to recognize its signs.  Please click here to go to a page with more information.


RI State Victim Assistance Academy Accepting Registrations

The 7th annual RI State Victim Assistance Academy is now accepting registrations.  The Academy, a collaboration between Family Service of RI and Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies, is a 40-hour training for anyone involved in providing assistance to victims.  For more information, please click here.



Preventing Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Children

Family Service of Rhode Island, in partnership with Adoption RI and St. Mary's Home for Children, reslide at conference regarding preventing the sex trafficking of kidscently held a conference entitled "Trafficking and Exploitation of Kids in State Care: Ethical Considerations for Front Line Providers." Read more by clicking here.









Open House for Potential Foster Parents April 22

Family Service of Rhode Island has a waiting list of children needing loving homes.  Maybe yours!

Click here for more information about foster parenting.

Call Greg at 401-331-1350 ext. 3305 or email him at wrightgr@familyserviceri.org for more information. 

Our next foster care information open house is Wednesday, April 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 134 Thurbers Avenue in Providence. Plenty of free, off-street parking.  Stop by and chat!

We take pride in all families!  Read about our outreach for LGBTQ foster parents here.  If you Facebook or Twitter, spread the word using the hashtag #wetakeprideinallfamilies.  Thank you for helping us spread the word via social media!                    

ION Television recently did a program regarding our foster care program.  Click below to see the video.                                                 



Volunteer for the Walking School Bus!

Family Service of Rhode Island provides volunteer-led walk routes to help a number of young students, living within a mile of school, to walk to and from school.  This program promotes school attendance, which is critical to learning.  Would you like to help?  Volunteer and/or donate mittens, gloves, hats etc. to help keep the Walking School Bus kids warm!   Call 401-692-3991 for more information about the "Walking School Bus," or email by clicking here.

See an ABC 6 report  here about the Walking School Bus kids and their need for your support during this cold, snowy winter. Find the Walking School Bus on Facebook here. View a video about the program here.






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