Speaking with Children about Terrorist Attacks
How should parents, teachers and others speak with children about terrorist attacks? Family Service of Rhode Island, the area site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, offers these tips. Click here.
For a brief Rhode Island Parent Magazine article, written by Family Service of Rhode Island's Susan Erstling, PhD, LICSW, on speaking with children after traumatic events, please click here
Questions? Click here.
Have you heard about the Keeping Kids in Families initiative? It's about ensuring the best interests of children and families are at the heart of all policy decisions. During National Adoption Month, we're joining with advocates from across the nation to ask you to join us in this initiative. Learn more here.
Click here to learn about the Together Forever adoption project.
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 401-331-1350 ext. 3603 for more information about the "Walking School Bus," or email by clicking here.
Find the Walking School Bus on Facebook here. View a video about the program here.
Saluting Military Families!
November is Military Family Appreciation Month, a time to reflect upon the many sacrifices military families in Rhode Island and beyond make.
Family Service of Rhode Island assists military families before, during and after deployment. Read a story about some of this work in a National Child Traumatic Stress Network newsletter article you can see by clicking here. Family Service of Rhode Island is the area site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Are you a member of a military family, or a provider or educator working with military families? Please find tip sheets and other information by clicking here. If you are member of a military family and are interested in service, please call Jeanne Sherman at 401-331-1350 ext. 3130. (Please note: for emergencies dial 911.)