Stewards of Children teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth. Stewards of Children is the only nationally distributed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

When: September 26, 2019
             6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: SCAN (103 E. Grace Street)

When: December 5, 2019
             6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Henrico CAC
To register, please e-mail Natalie Clavon at or call 804-257-7226 ext 105.

Using Storytime to Develop Resilience in Young Children

Children love stories. But did you know that reading to young children not only increases their academic skills, but teaches them skills they need to be successful in life? When coupled with planned activities, stories help develop their social and emotional competence, strengthen their relationship with the storyteller, teach healthy coping skills, minimize the impact of trauma, provide the opportunities to learn how to manage feelings in a healthy way and provide the foundation for children to face life’s ongoing challenges with confidence and skill. In short, Storytime helps build resilience.
What you will get from this training: The knowledge and skills to enable you to train a wide population of parents and professionals who work with children, a complete curriculum with suggested stories and activities, numerous handouts and materials for parents, and a comprehensive list of books selected to build resilience skills.

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Read the training flyer for more details on this workshop.

Click here for more information on upcoming screenings of Resilience:The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope.
Resilience is the companion film to Paper Tigers, which follows a year in the life of an alternative high school in Washington State who radically changed its approach to student discipline, with radically positive results. Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.  The film portrays a dynamic group of individuals who are proving that cycles of disease and adversity can be broken.

FAM Professional Workshops

* Mandated Reporter Training
* Stewards of Children – 2.5 hour training, $20 per person
* Trauma 101

Additional workshops available upon request.  Please contact Melissa McGinn at or (804)647-4541 to schedule.