Parent Partnership in Education Newsletter 
The holidays are a time when we gravitate towards gratitude. As we move into 2022 let's reflect on all of the things we have been able to accomplish and how resilient our children, caregivers, teachers, front-line workers and community partners have been through many changes this year. We understand that the holidays can sometimes be difficult for many reasons. If we can be of any support or help connecting you to the right resources please reach out to our WARM LINE at (401)467-6855.

Parent Support Network of RI is here for you and dedicates this Quarterly Newsletter to provide our community with the most updated resources to better help you understand and navigate the system. Parent Support Network continues to provide in-person and virtual supports for parents, educators, community agencies, and advocates. We offer families support from peer mentors and educational specialists. This support is designed to assist caregivers and parents with their children's behavioral health and school-related needs. Our virtual workshops provide great resources and knowledge for parents, educators, and other professionals to better support children who are at risk or who have a serious emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenge. Check out our website at for updates.

Scroll down this E-Newsletter for detailed information about PSN's Peer Mentors, Support Groups, Workshops and more. Don't hesitate to call our Warmline to learn about PSN supports and services. 
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PSN Upcoming Events, Distance Learning Workshops and Support Group Schedule
PSN offers training and professional development workshops for parents, school staff, and community members. We also work with school districts to develop workshops and training that meet the needs and support the mental health needs of children.
Call us to  register for training or one of our PSN groups or if you you have questions or need more information.  
Our Warmline is open for families and community member, needing Resources or Emotional support during Covid-19 pandemic. Contact us at  401-467-6855

Child & Family Outreach Events
Come meet our Child & Family Statewide support team. Obtain more information about our programs and services. We will be available in person at these following locations:

December 4th 2021 – Warwick mall
  • Time:10am-2pm
  • Address: 400 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

December 15th 2021- CCRI Newport
  • Time:10am-2p
  • Address: 1 John H Chafee Blvd, Newport, RI 02840
December 10, 2021- Exeter Public Library
  • Time:3pm-5pm
  • Address: 773 Ten Rod Road Exeter, RI 02822

January 4th  2022 -CCRI Warwick Knights Campus 
  • Time:10am-2p
  • Address: 400 East Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

January 4, 2022- Coventry Public Library
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Address:1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry, RI 02816
January 8,2022-South Kingstown Parks and Rec
  • 12pm-4pm
  • Address:325 Columbia St, South Kingstown, RI 02879

February 8, 2022 -Coventry Public Library
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Address:1672 Flat River Rd, Coventry, RI 02816

More Dates to come !
QPR Training
A Free, Evidence-Based
Suicide Prevention Training
Question, Persuade, and Refer - 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
You will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Take this 90-Minute training and make a difference in the life of someone you might know!

Instructor: Dr. Rob Harrison

  • January 4th t6p-7:30p ( for parents & Caregivers)
  • January 18 th 6p-7:30p ( professionals, community members ) 

Location: Virtual Training

To Register Contact: Naiommy Baret Bilingual Behavioral Health Coordinator & Training Specialist at [email protected] or call our Warmline at 401-467-6855
Educational Workshops

Virtual Workshop:
Statewide Social Emotional Learning
 Workshop for Parents & Professionals

Every third Wednesday of the month from 12p-2p

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults effectively acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to:

• Understand and manage emotions.
• Set and achieve positive goals
• Feel and show empathy for others.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships
• Make responsible decisions

If you are interested in Bringing this training to your school and community, reach out to Naiommy Baret the Behaviorial Health Education Coordinator & training specialist at [email protected] or call PSN warm line at 401- 467-6855
Join us online
Navigating the Educational System:
A Workshop on How to Advocate and Take Charge of Your Child's Education

Every 4th Wednesday of the Month

You will Learn:
  • how to advocate for your child
  • how to spot the signs your child may need more
  • support in school
  • about policies and regulations governing children
  • with disabilities
  • how to prepare to communicate with school and much more!

Additional Workshops:

Childrens Mental Health: A Workshop for Parents & Caregivers
a workshop on how to obtain support for your child's mental health.
  • learn about local R.I resources
  • How to advocate for your children
  • opportunities for Q & A

Bullying 101:
This workshop aims to identify bullying and how to report bullying when it occurs
  • Learn how to advocate for your child
  • How to talk to your children about being bullied
  • how to report bullying at school
  • policies and regulations in Rhode Island

Youth Mental Health First Aide:
an 8-hour training course designed to give participants key skills to help an adolescent who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. you will learn th following when supporting youth with behavioral health :
  • Assess for risk of suicide or harm
  • Listen nonjudgmentally
  • Give reassurance and information
  • Encourage appropriate professional help
  • Encourage self-help and other support strategies 

Please Request workshops and trainings with time. Call our Warm line at 401-467-6855 for workshop requests.
PSNRI's Additional Activities:

Below you will find additional information for groups. Click on the Groups with hyperlinks for interest form .
PSN Parenting Training
Gain the knowledge, tools and skills to effectively promote healthy social and emotional development within your family.

  • Child Development, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Self-Awareness, Positive Discipline Strategies, Promote Empathy and Caring
  • plus Increase Personal Power in yourself and your children.

12-Week Virtual Course with two options (morning or evening) Tuesdays 5:30PM-7PM or Wednesdays 11AM-12:30PM

one of our instructors will call you to follow up

 Kyle P. Delaney
Interim Prevent Child Abuse America RI Chapter Director
RI Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator
Warwick office: 401.467.6855

PSN Support Groups
English support groups meet Tuesdays & Spanish support groups meet Thursdays

Discussion topics:
  • Promote health & Well-being
  • Support developing coping strategies
  • Guest speakers
  • Homebased and School resources
  • Social emotional support

Call the Warm line for more information & join us via Zoom Meeting:
Fatherhood Initiative
PSN is proud to host the RIFI Support Group which takes place every Wednesday at 5:30pm for any father seeking support or able to provide it. This group ranges from teen fathers to grandfathers all coming together sharing experiences and learning from each other. This voluntary group is great for dads going through divorce/separation, involved with DCYF, first time fathers, and more; all are welcome to attend.
Join RIFI support group Wednesdays 5:30-7pm via zoom:

Call our Warmline for more information at 401-467-6855
YSO Youth Group
We are a group of peers with lived Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders who meet weekly to provide each other support. We provide a safe space to empower youth to interact with peers, receive support, and develop leadership.

Dinner is provided, game nights, ice cream socials, music sessions, and more. Leadership development and opportunities are available.

Youth Age: 13-18

ALL GENDER AND RACES encouraged to join. We must emphasize this is a safe space that youth will lead.

Young adults age 19 and older can receive one on one support, transitional resources, and leadership opportunities as well with a Mentor.

Click link for : Youth Interest Form

PSN Statewide Warmline
Parents and family caregivers at times are in need of support, information and assistance from other individuals who have been through similar experiences raising children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. 

PSN Statewide Warmline is run by Peer Mentors with direct experience and understanding of your needs first hand. They have knowledge and  experience with early childhood, education system and special education, behavioral health system, child welfare and the juvenile justice system. We are here to provide emotional support and help you navigate and access the services and supports you need.

Parent Peer Mentors :

We have bilingual Parent Peer Mentors who are ready to provide face to face peer based service support by attending care planning and school and community based meetings with parents around their children's social emotional and mental health and family needs. We work with parents who are overcoming their own struggles with their mental health or substance use challenges, to better support the whole family.

Our services are Free of charge to Parents and families. If interested you can make a self referral or agencies can make referrals with consent and our Intake specialist will follow up.

Warmline Available:
 Mondays- Fridays 9am-5p
Call for more information at 401-467-6855

For more information and releases go to: 

Naiommy Baret, Statewide family leadership and Bilingual Behavioral Health Education Coordinator &  Training  Specialist

 Parent Support Network of Rhode Island
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, Rhode Island