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Congratulations to our 2014 Brighter Futures Award Recipient! Invitation to Brighter Futures luncheon honoring M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Senate President

Our 10th annual Brighter Futures luncheon was Thursday, October 30! 

Congratulations to M. Teresa Paiva Weed, President of the Rhode Island Senate, the recipient of the 2014 Brighter Futures Award. Thank you, President Paiva Weed, for building brighter futures for children!

While the event is passed, if you would like to make a donation in her honor, please click here.

Click here to see a short video we played at the event.  It features President Paiva Weed speaking with middle school students in Newport about her work in the General Assembly.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Capitol Securities.

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Change a Lifetime.  Become a Foster Parent!

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

Click here for more information about foster parenting, to see a video about foster care, and more.

Please call Greg at 401-331-1350 ext. 3305 or email him at wrightgr@familyserviceri.org. Consider becoming a foster parent!


Information Regarding Ebola

Family Service of Rhode Island has developed a page with links to leading sources of Ebola information. To view the page please click here.


Tips for Speaking with Children in the Wake of the School Threats

Parents may be wondering how to speak with their children regarding threats being made in several Rhode Island communities.  Family Service of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island area's site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, suggests:

1) Reassure children they are safe.

2) Make time to talk.

3) Keep your explanation developmentally appropriate.

These tips are from a more detailed tip sheet provided by the National Association of School Psychologists.  To see more details on these and other tips, please click here. For tips specifically for parents and caregivers regarding media coverage of traumatic events, please click here.

During weekdays, if you would like to speak with experts about specific issues, please call our intake office at 401-519-2280.

A tipsheet for educators is available here.


"Super Volunteer" Stipends Available for The Walking School Bus!

Learn more about becoming a Walking School Bus "Super Volunteer" by clicking here.


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Click on the image below to view a Hummel Spotlight video about The Walking School Bus.  Click here to visit the Walking School Bus page on Facebook.

Click here for a Rhode Island Monthly story about The Walking School Bus.

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