Parenting Tips in the Wake of Tragedy
Family Service of RI is the area site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and in response to the recent tragedy in Chattanooga, here are some helpful links courtesy of NCTSN:
Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
Talking to Children About the Shooting
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth
Open House for Potential Foster Parents
Family Service of Rhode Island has a waiting list of children needing loving homes. Maybe yours!
Foster parents receive a stipend and 24/7 support as they care for a child in need. Click here for more information about foster parenting. Meet a foster mom who helps us recruit families. Click here for details.
You can reach our foster care recruiter, Greg Wright, at 401-331-1350 ext. 3305 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next foster care information open house is Wednesday, August 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 134 Thurbers Avenue in Providence. Plenty of free, off-street parking. Click here for directions. Note: You don't have to wait for the next open house to sign up! Contact Greg and get the ball rolling.
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!
Victim Assistance Academy Registering
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.
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.
Family Service of RI, Inc.
55 Hope Street, P.O. Box 6688, Providence, RI 02940-6688
Administrative Offices: 134 Thurbers Avenue, Providence, RI 02905
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A Family Service of RI Division
A Family Service of RI Affiliate