Helping Military Veterans in Crisis Heal
Focus of Training
“Listening to veterans” is the theme of a training Family Service of Rhode Island and Psychological Centers are sponsoring Friday, May 24th, 9 a.m. until noon in the Governor’s State Room, on the second floor of the Rhode Island State House.
The training, which is geared to mental health professionals, concerned community members and friends and family members of veterans, is entitled “The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project, Helping Veterans Heal in Non-pathologizing, Low-risk Ways.”
Welcoming the trainees will be Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts. "I can't think of a more wonderful way to engage family, friends and community in the lives of veterans than 'The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project.' The trainings offer an enhanced understanding of how to support veterans in their healing process, helping us to strengthen and improve our relationships and connections,” she said.
Also attending will be Major General Kevin R. McBride, the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard.
Governor Lincoln Chafee, Commissioner Deborah Gist
Lead Walking School Bus
The Walking School Bus, introduced last fall by the Providence Children's Initiative at South Providence's Fogarty Elementary School, was led by Governor Lincoln Chafee and Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Thursday, May 9.
The Providence Children's Initiative, a program of Family Service of RI, utilizes The Walking School Bus and other steps to address school attendance issues.
More photos and the story here.
May is National Foster Care Month
Imagine being taken from the only home you have ever known because of a situation you had no control of. Even if it is for your own safety and with your best interest in mind, it’s still a frightening experience.
There are many children in this situation who need a family. Maybe yours?
May is National Foster Care Month and we're asking you to consider becoming a foster parent.
Please contact Greg Wright by email, or call him at 401-331-1350 ext. 3305. Or fill out an on-line foster care inquiry form.
Change a lifetime! Someday a child will thank you!
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