EPISODE 1 | What Is Foster & Kinship Care?

In the first episode of "It Takes A Village" from The Village for RI Foster and Adoptive Families we discuss the differences between traditional kinship care and foster care. We address the supports available for kinship families as kinship caregivers ourselves.

EPISODE 2 | Support for Families

In this segment of It takes  A Village, program host, Sue Babin interviews  Rachel Briggs, Kinship Foster Parent and Village Support Group Facilitator, who provides personal insights into her experience and presents a variety of issues for which new families seek support. In Q& A format, Sue also discusses "the Incredible Years" with Dr. Stephanie Shepard-Umaschi, Psychologist, and Director for the Evidence Based Practices, Bradley Hospital.

EPISODE 3 | Trauma and Its Impact on Children

In this episode of It Takes A Village we discuss trauma: what it means, how it affects children of all ages who are involved in foster care, how trauma impacts parenting and family life, and how people can take care of themselves so they can deal with the trauma a child has experienced.

EPISODE 4 | Resources & Opportunities

In this episode we discuss various family-friendly activities and organizations taking place throughout the state. Includes discussions with Valerie Tutson, Creative Director of RI Black Storytellers and Founder of Funda Fest, and Susan Gale, Owner and Publisher of Kidoinfo.