This free group is for boys and girls ages 8-12 with a history of trauma and their parents/caregivers. The program is facilitated by an occupational therapist and a clinician specially trained in trauma-focused treatment. The group incorporates trauma-sensitive yoga techniques by a certified clinician and will provide tools and tips for managing strong feelings in healthy ways through fun and calming sensory-based activities.
There is no charge for this program, but advance enrollment is required. To enroll or learn more, contact Stephanie Sayles, MSW, LICSW, 508-674-5600, ext. 2281.
Located at the Fernandes Center for Children & Families of Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, the Youth Trauma Program is a program of JRI, a nonprofit provider of trauma-informed care to children and families in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Funding is (partially) supported by MOVA through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice.