“I am practicing being kind instead of right.” - Matthew Quick
Eat Well & Support ChildSavers: October 19 - 24
Groovin' Gourmets, a full-service caterer here in RVA, has generously offered to donate 15% of proceeds from their family meals from October 19 - 24. Each healthy, mouthwatering meal serves four. You can also order soup, additional sides, and dessert to pair with your meals.

Save the date below and place your order(s) by 2 PM the day before. Pick up and delivery options are available.
Resources Just For You
Beyond Halloween: How Masks Can Help Children Heal in Therapy

For those who celebrate Halloween, you know how exciting costume shopping can be with kids. For therapists and clients at ChildSavers, masks and costumes have worth beyond trick-or-treating.
National Depression Education and Awareness Month

Depression symptoms can look different with every child, and at different ages. Outpatient Therapist, Mavis Mintaah,
LCSW, CTS, breaks down depression symptoms in children by age.

  • Halloween may look a little different this year. Child Development Specialist, Michelle Schmidt, shares COVID-19 safety tips to consider while celebrating this month (2-minute read).

  • Child care providers have reinforced the backbone of our economy, providing quality care, and now education, for our children throughout this pandemic. The reality is, child care professionals are struggling. Take a look at survey feedback from our local providers here.

  • Did you know ChildSavers therapists are available 24/7, 365 days a year to offer immediate, on-site therapy for children experiencing a mental health crisis? Learn more about our Immediate Response team!
Upcoming Training Opportunities

By the end of this training (1 hour), you will be able to: name at least two ways that stress affects the body, give 2 examples of how you can increase opportunities for students to have choice and empowerment in their classroom setting, and provide two specific examples of how you can help students identify and explore their sense of identity within the classroom setting.

Join us for a workshop about trauma-informed care and resilience-based practices. One of the first steps in this solution is assuring a trauma-informed foundation for communities, organizations, schools, and systems, is to educate everyone: practitioners, their system leaders, supervisors, teachers and educators, community members, and all those who care for and about people. In a comprehensive approach, anyone touching the lives of a person who may have been touched by trauma needs to understand the basic principles of the impact of trauma and the hope of building individual and community resilience. This includes both the traumas of COVID-19 and racism.

By the end of this training (1 hour), you will be able to: identify at least two ways that you can engage in monitoring and managing your own responses to student behavior, name two strategies that can increase reciprocity in your own relationships with the students with whom you work with, and explain two attachment strategies that you can utilize to respond to student behavior.

Choosing child care for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or guardian. This session will empower you on what to look for and questions to ask when visiting a center or family day home provider. Discussions about state standards and best practices will help you find the best fit in child care options for your family.

By the end of this training, you will be able to: identify at least two ways that you can engage in monitoring and managing your own responses to student behavior, name two regulation strategies that you can incorporate into classroom routines to help students increase your capacity to tolerate stress and name at least two components of a trauma-informed de-escalation strategy that you can utilize when working with students in your educational setting.

By the end of this session, you will be able to: verbalize an understanding of how your own self-awareness contributes to resilience building with your students and name two resilience-building strategies that you can utilize themselves to strengthen your capacity to handle personal stress.
Save the Date: Giving Tuesday with ChildSavers
Every year, we're blow away by your generosity on Giving Tuesday. During our last Giving Tuesday effort, you helped us raise $35,000+ in 24 hours!

On December 1, 2020, we're hoping to match an anonymous donor's $10,000 gift. Will you help us make the match?
Donor Spotlight
We want to thank TowneBank and The Dominion Energy Charity Classic for allowing us to participate in Birdies for Charity again this year.

When you donate through Dominion Energy Birdies for Charities presented by TowneBank – we get a 10% bonus on your gift! The last day to donate is October 18, 2020.
We're Hiring Mental Health Clinicians!

Looking to join our Mental Health team or know someone who may be interested? Browse our open positions, view job descriptions, and apply through our website!

ChildSavers in The News

  • Richmond Free Press: Personality – Judith ‘Judy’ W. Pahren
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Reconciliation L. Robert Bolling, Kristin Lennox and Tracie Charlene Lewis Manning column: Racial trauma and our community
  • VPM: The Impact of Racism on Trauma
  • CBS6: Daycares in Central Virginia report dire futures due to COVID-19, survey says
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: L. Robert Bolling column - The impact of pandemic-induced trauma on our children
  • Richmond Times Dispatch: Lohmann - Getting through the pandemic, Richmond nonprofit serving children finds a bridge with 'telehealth'
  • CBS6 - Virginia This Morning: Communicating with your children through the art of play
  • Rob Desir with CBS6: How Central Virginia children can get mental health help during COVID-19
  • CBS6: ChildSavers Crisis Hotline Available for Immediate Intervention
  • Virginia Public Media: Tips to Helping Kids Adjust to "New Normal" of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Richmond Free Press: ChildSavers Offers 24-hour Immediate Response Hotline
  • RVAHub: ChildSavers Transitions To Telehealth, Offering 24/7 Immediate Response Line for Families