Child & Family Support
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. It can be stressful and challenging on how to identify the services and supports needed for your child and family. Our peer support providers are available to support and assist you with the following services and activities:
Statewide helpline at 401-467-6855:
This statewide helpline is run by parents and family members who have direct experience and understand your needs first hand. We have knowledge and experience with early childhood, schools and special education, behavioral health centers, 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. Parents can do a self referral and our services are free of charge to families. Agencies can make referrals with consent. Please see below for forms.
Child & Family Release Form
Child & Family Release Form - Spanish
Fatherhood Group Interest Form
Nurturing Parenting Interest Form
Parent Support Group Interest Form
Youth Group Interest Form
Adult Wellness Interest Form
Peer Support Direct Service Assistance:
Parent partners are ready to provide face to face peer based service support by attending care planning and school based meetings with parents around their children's mental health and other child and family service needs. We work with parents who are overcoming their own struggles with their mental health or substance use challenges.
We also send out a quarterly Parent Partnership in Education newsletter. Check out some past newsletters below.
Parent Support Network offers ongoing individual and group evidence-based nurturing parenting classes with parents and family caregivers who are in need to strengthen their skills in caring for their children and adolescents. Apply here for next Nurturing Parenting course.
Parent & Community Workshops:
We offer ongoing workshops to support families, early childhood, schools, and the behavioral health workforce. Please visit our workshop calendar.
We offer various supports and services to fathers. From individual parent partners to our RIFI support group. More info here.
Virtual Parent Support Group
Are you raising a child experiencing social, emotional or mental health challenges? Join us for virtual peer-led Parent Support Group. Building strong families during challenging times when caring for children at risk or with social, emotional, and mental health challenges.
-health & well-being
-developing coping strategies
-in-home behavioral approaches
-accessing services & resources
Grupo de Apoyo Virtual Para Padres en Español
Construir familias fuertes durante tiempos dificiles en el cuidado de los ninos en riesgo o con dificultades emocional, social y salud mental.
-salud y bienestar
-desarrolar estrategias de afrontamiento
-estrategias para comportamientos en el hogar
-acceder servicios y recursos
Prevent Child Abuse Digital Advocacy Day
Download our digital toolkit and check out page 11 for links to local advocacy resources. Learn who are your local representatives, senators, federal delegates and important legislative and budget information. This is the time of year to speak up for prevention but... if you'd like to make a difference year-round join our Statewide Family & Youth Advisory Board every 2nd Thursday of the month online. Learn more at psnri.org/advocacy
Hybrid RIFI fatherhood group
Join us online or in person at 535 Centerville Rd, Third Floor, Warwick
YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Healthy Kids Day is a free community event 10am-2pm to help parents begin thinking about ways to keep their kids both physically and intellectually active this summer. For Child Abuse Prevention month, PSN will be attending a few of the YMCA Healthy Kids Day events across the state to raise awareness, share resources and interact with children and families planting seeds that they can take home and watch grow together. Visit ymca.org/hkd for information about a YMCA near you! Bring the whole family, have fun, and participate! PSN plans to be at the YMCA locations in Cranston, Kent, South County, and Mt. Hope/East Side of Providence. Stop by and say hi!