June 15, 2017
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.

Lessons Learned From Grieving Families
Presented by Jill Fitzgerald, LCSW, Grief Counselor
Tuesday, June 27 at 12:00
Click here for more information.
Advocates in Parenting (AIP) sponsors its lunchtime Road Map Series, which is designed to offer parents and professionals a guide and tools to use as they navigate the various challenges that children and families experience.
Borrowing from the concept that ‘knowledge is power’, the more parents can understand the impact that grief has had on their child, as well as themselves, the more they can set the course for healthy healing. Education about the needs of grieving children & families will be provided. In addition, strategies and tools for coping with the challenges of grief will be highlighted.

Using Storytime to Develop Resilience in Young Children
September 13, 2017
9am to Noon
SCAN’s Henrico CAC
$125: includes USB, curriculum and materials

Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services Prevention Services Announces
2017 Summer Educational Programs

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 804-357-1694 to schedule.