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Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th Boys Town New England Career Fair, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th Boys Town New England Career Fair<p>​​<img src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/BT-New-England-Career-Fair-Ad1290x300.jpg" alt="New-England-Career-Fair.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​<span style="background-color:transparent;"></span></p><p> <span style="background-color:transparent;">We are </span> <span style="background-color:transparent;">ex</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">panding to meet the needs of our community. Come and be part of the positive change by becoming a Boys Town New England employee!</span></p><p>We are hiring for several positions and want to interview you. Check out our available opportunities at our <strong>Career Fair on Wednesday, February 15</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> and Thursday, February 16</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>.</strong></p><p>Available opportunities include:</p><ul><li>Supervisor Care Coordination Services</li><li>Transport Specialist/Driver<br></li><li>Care Coordination Consultant</li><li>Bilingual Care Coordination Consultant</li><li>Foster Family Services Consultant MA</li><li>Foster Family Services Supervisor</li><li>Family Home Program Clinical Supervisor</li><li>Overnight Youth Care Worker</li><li>Youth Care Worker</li><li>Family Teaching Couple</li></ul><p></p><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <span style="font-size:18px;background-color:transparent;">>   </span><span style="font-size:18px;background-color:transparent;">Onsite interviews for most positions</span></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <span style="font-size:18px;background-color:transparent;"></span><span style="font-size:18px;"><br></span><span style="font-size:18px;background-color:transparent;">><span style="color:#00537f;font-style:italic;">   </span>Hiring B</span><span style="font-size:18px;background-color:transparent;">onus</span></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <span style="font-size:18px;"><br></span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:18px;">><span style="color:#00537f;font-style:italic;">   </span>Great Benefits</span></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <span style="font-size:18px;"><br></span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:18px;">><span style="color:#00537f;font-style:italic;">   </span>​Matching 401k Plan</span><br></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"> <span style="background-color:transparent;font-size:18px;"><br></span></blockquote><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="">Learn more and see open positions here</a>.​</span></p><p> <strong>Call to reserve an interview, contact Katie Bresko at 401-835-8352 or send an email to </strong> <a href=""> <strong></strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p> <b>Date and Location:</b><br>Wednesday, February 15, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Providence Office | <a href="">294 W Exchange St, Providence, RI </a> <br><span style="background-color:transparent;">Thursday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Portsmouth Office | </span> <a href="" style="background-color:transparent;">58​ Flanagan Rd, Portsmouth, RI </a> <span style="background-color:transparent;"> </span></p>2023-02-16T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
A Rewarding Reunification Rewarding Reunification<p></p><p>Boys Town New England's Care Coordination Services Consultants advocate for youth and families to ensure that they receive appropriate services from community-based providers.  We would like to shine a light on a successful reunification.<br></p><p>Boys Town made initial contact with Danielle in February of 2022, after she lost custody of her son, due to domestic violence and substance use.  Without any family support, she felt alone and overwhelmed, and didn't know what to do or where to start her efforts to get her eight-year-old son, Andre, back. Through Boys Town's Care Coordination and Visitation Program, Danielle received intensive support from Program Consultant, Lily Rielly, who helped her to identify her strengths and areas where improvement was needed.<br></p><p>Lily persistently pushed Danielle and motivated her to attend her counseling, classes, and screenings. Lily genuinely wanted to help Danielle in her efforts to ensure that her son would be returned to her care.  “Danielle just needed reassurance that she was doing the right things and that it would all turn out," said Lily.  <br>Danielle stated “It was possible for me to improve thanks to all the resources I was given, the positive reinforcement, and things to look forward to.  I received major emotional support.  I would've been lost without Boys Town."<br>Boys Town monitored the families progress for nine months while Danielle continued in services.  She then completed Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting Classes, mental health counseling, substance use counseling, batterer's intervention, and attended toxicology screenings. <span style="background-color:transparent;"> </span></p><p>“I worked with Danielle and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to assess and document Danielle's positive steps forward, and verbalized that Andre should be allowed to return home," said Lily.<br>In December of 2022, Andre was returned to his mother's care, and she now appreciates every moment.  “I'm proud of having custody of Andre, being sober, and obtaining a car and housing," said Danielle.  I would absolutely, one hundred percent, recommend Boys Town.  I was nervous at first, but with Boys Town, we found a rhythm and it worked for me."<br></p><p>Olivia Behrens, Director of Community Based Services states “Reunification is important because children thrive best in their natural home setting.  People deserve another chance to improve for themselves and for their children.  We all have setbacks in life, and it is important to allow parents to learn from their mistakes and help them move past them, so they can raise their children the best way they know how."</p><p>Lily credits this mother's success to her willingness to collaborate with Boys Town to resolve her problems. “I know it can be a traumatizing experience having your child removed from your custody," said Lily.  “I am proud to provide empathy and positivity when its needed.  Seeing Danielle and Andre get into a new routine, in a new home, with a new outlook on life, made everything worth it. They were always a ray of sunshine in my week, but it makes me incredibly happy to know that they're going to do just fine without me there."</p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;">B</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">oys Town's Care Coordination Program provided guidance and tools when Danielle felt frustrated and hopeless.  Today, this mother and son have a strong relationship and are on a smooth path to a positive future.</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">​</span></p><p>​</p>2023-02-03T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Danielle-Andre.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Pawtucket Family Success Family Success<p>​​​<span style="background-color:transparent;">​​LIFT Together with Boys Town</span><sup style="background-color:transparent;">SM</sup><span style="background-color:transparent;"> has partnered with the Pawtucket School District since 2016, with the goals of strengthening schools and families, engaging parents and decreasing negative classroom behavior to support a positive school climate and culture. The service includes In-Home Family Services, which provide life-changing care to families that are struggling with their children's behaviors. Specially trained Family Consultants work with families in their own homes, helping them to improve parenting skills, create a safe, nurturing home environment and use resources in the community to solve problems on their own.</span></p><p>Eight-year-old Christopher would be pulled out of class on a weekly basis for being out of his seat, throwing things or disrupting others. His mother, Silvia, was receiving calls on a regular basis, and would have to pick him up at school.  </p><p>Silvia was referred to Boys Town New England's LIFT Together program's In-Home Family Services in September of 2022. Wendy Bravo, an In-Home Family Service consultant, worked with Sylvia in her home to strengthen her parenting skills and manage Christopher's disruptive behaviors.</p><p>“My stress level was extremely high," Silvia said. “I could not understand why Christopher's behaviors were so significant at school. I was also caring for Christopher's younger sister, and I was overwhelmed."</p><p>Wendy implemented a calm down kit strategy. This helped Christopher identify and choose an object that would help calm him down. Items he enjoyed were fidget toys.</p><p>“These are not a reward, but can help when he is disruptive," Wendy explained. “For example, in class, his time out will include a fidget toy to displace a little bit of extra energy."</p><p>She said finding Christopher ways to earn positive rewards helped his treatment.</p><p>“Christopher expressed his like of Sonic the Hedgehog," Wendy said. “I created a task chart for structure and for Christopher to earn positive incentives using the character and the color blue, representative of Sonic. The chart lists his 'to do' chores for the morning and after school. Check marks identify when a task is completed and earns him rewards like time to play a video game."</p><p>Wendy explained how she uses her observations in the home to assist the youth at school.</p><p>“Once I observe a child's behavior at home, I go to the school to talk with their teacher and assistant principal to share what I've implemented for a home routine, so that the rewards system for positive behavior is similar during classroom time," she said. </p><p>“Christopher learns more at school," Sylvia said. “I'm so proud of him. Instead of phone calls to pick-him up at school, I receive messages from his teacher giving him a good report. Today he's having a great day and passed a level and a lecture."</p><p>Sylvia, like many parents, is eager to share the success she's seen.</p><p>“Since I started working with Wendy, my stress level is much better," she said. “I've applied what I've learned and see a difference in Christopher's behavior. Using the calm down method helped tremendously. Rather than yelling when we're upset, I stop and allow each of us to calm down and then have a conversation. Due to the fact he's able to take space and calm down, he's no longer throwing things when he's upset.  He gets over things faster and I'm able to deescalate the situation. I recommend the LIFT Together with Boys Town program because it helps families."​​<br><img src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/New-England-Lift-Story4.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>​<br>2023-01-27T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/New-England-Lift-Story2.1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Holiday Spectacular Marks Start of Holiday Season Spectacular Marks Start of Holiday Season<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">“Three, two, one…"</span></p><p>A crowd of over 100 were dazzled by Boys Town New England's Christmas Tree lighting and merry music by The Newport Navy Choristers at our “Holiday Spectacular."</p><p>The Portsmouth Fire Department delivered Santa and Mrs. Claus in style, then listened to every child's wish, in addition to posing for photos.</p><p>“Our aim was to encourage community spirit during the Christmas season, and inspire traditions," said Sarah Galvan, Executive Director of Boys Town New England. “We are grateful to our sponsors: Navigant Credit Union, Newport Restaurant Group, and Webster Bank. Without their generous support this illuminated event would not have been possible."</p><p>All five Family Homes were lit and shining, with three of the open homes welcoming visitors with home cooked soups, chili, and baked goods throughout the evening. The event made the Bazarsky Campus a happy, engaging location for the children and families of Boys Town New England during the start of the holiday season.<br></p><p><img src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/Holiday-Spectacular-Marks-Start-of-Holiday-Season/christmas.jpg" alt="christmas.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>2022-12-08T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Santa" src="/locations/new-england/PublishingImages/Rollup-Santa.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Buy a Bird Thanksgiving Food Drive a Success a Bird Thanksgiving Food Drive a Success<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">Boys Town New England delivered nearly 100 dinner baskets for the Buy a Bird Thanksgiving Food Drive.  </span><span style="background-color:transparent;">Items were given to those served by Boys Town's Community Programs, that otherwise would go without a holiday meal for their families.</span></p><p>Blount Fine Foods donated turkeys, Table Talk contributed pies, and area non-profit Bags of Hope gave gift cards to purchase supplies.  Baskets were stuffed with food that included rice, soups, vegetables, and bread by the helping hands of Brown University student athletes.</p><p>“The response was great due in part to our generous donors," says Glenn Hofmann, Development Director, an organizer of the event.  “Holiday celebrations can be an overwhelming expense, and we were glad to contribute to deserving families with this project.  Every family deserves a meal on Thanksgiving, and we were able to provide that."</p><p>Thank you to everyone who donated funds or products to make the holidays brighter for our families.  The recipients were so grateful.  Your support means so much to the community we serve, and to us.​<br><br></p>2022-12-01T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Buy a Bird Thanksgiving Food Drive" src="/who-we-help/PublishingImages/Brown-Athletics.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Adopt a Child this Holiday Season a Child this Holiday Season<p>“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver'- Maya Angelou </p><p>This holiday season Boys Town New England is looking for the generosity of others to make our kids holidays heartwarming and magical.  This year we are asking for monetary donations that will be used to purchase gifts for 200 kids in our care.  </p><p>Please help us raise $10,000 to fulfill the wishes and make the holiday season special for those in need. </p><p>There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life more beautiful for others. </p><p>If you would like to make a donation <a href="">please click here</a>.​<br></p> ​<br>2022-11-01T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Adopt-a-Child-BT-New-England-1080x1080banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Volunteering Inspires Boys Town Youth to Walk for Charity Inspires Boys Town Youth to Walk for Charity<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">Boys Town New England staff and youth from our Family Home Program volunteered at registration and racing bib pick-up for the Citizens Pell Bridge Run/Walk, of which Boys Town New England was selected as a charitable partner by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.</span></p><p>Seeing people of all ages coming in that were registered to run or walk piqued the interest of the teens who volunteered.  Allison Roberts, the Assistant Family Teacher who accompanied them, encouraged all to participate in the run/walk and offered to escort the group along the way.</p><p>When Riley Huntington, Family Home Program Director, stopped in to check on how the volunteer event was going, the kids told her they were interested in taking part in the run/walk for charity that upcoming Sunday.  Riley responded that she'd do whatever she had to do to make it happen for them.</p><p>Allison and Riley both registered, then got the youth entered as participants as well.  This meant rising early to run or walk the four-mile race event.  Everyone registered had to be in Newport for the 6:15 AM shuttle to the starting line in Jamestown. </p><p>The kids represented Boys Town New England so well with the volunteer duties they performed, which included greeting registrants and kindly getting them their race bibs and T-shirts.  Early Sunday morning, they made their ascent up Newport's scenic Pell Bridge, walking four miles for Boys Town New England.</p><p>We are so proud of our kids' volunteer efforts and their desire to support and participate in this wonderful event!<br></p>2022-10-21T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Pell Walker" src="/locations/new-england/PublishingImages/Pell-Walker.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent