With support from our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Training Department, Thom Child and Family Services awarded scholarships to Thom employees through the Phyllis A. Fazzio Scholarship Program. This year, six Thom employees will be able to partake in exciting training opportunities that will enhance their clinical practice, services to young children and families, and add valuable expertise to their early intervention programs.
Thom’s Boston Metro Early Intervention Program (EIP) will gain two trained facilitators of the Circle of Security Parenting™ training through Fazzio Scholarship funding. Courtney Rice is a developmental specialist who is particularly interested in supporting the parent-child dyad through reflective practice. Similarly, Kaitlin Stonebridge is a developmental specialist at Thom Boston Metro EIP, and she looks forward to better understanding the psychology behind attachment styles to support the infant/mother relationship.
At Thom Westfield Infant Toddler Services, Jenna Moriarty is a speech-language pathologist who will become a certified lactation counselor. She hopes to provide lactation support to early intervention families who often seek these services at out-patient clinics, thus providing more equitable access.
Rhiannon Amendolare and Thomas Howe will be attending the SOS Approach to Feeding course and plan to work together at their program, Thom Marlboro Area EIP, to create a more comprehensive feeding group and consultation process to benefit families in the Marlboro area.
Karen Sanderson is an occupational therapist and team leader family therapist at Thom Springfield Infant Toddler Services. She looks forward to taking the Certified Yoga Teacher training to support children in their movement, sensory, and self-regulation needs.