Fall Foster Care Adoption Training Dates


October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 14, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

October 21, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Children's Home Society of Virginia Richmond Office, 4200 Fitzugh Ave, RVA, 23230

Educating Strong Families: Foster Care Adoption Core Training

If you are interested in adopting an older child from foster care through Children’s Home Society, you must complete a state mandated pre-service training. Children’s Home Society offers Educating Strong Families: Foster Care Adoption Core Training several times a year. The Fall 2017 training course consists of three Saturday sessions on October 7, October 14 and October 21. Each class will be held from 9-3 at our Richmond office.

Applicants must attend each of the three sessions and training must be completed before families can request a home study. Pre-service training covers topics such as trauma, attachment, brain development, parenting skills, and how to navigate the foster system. The classes will be taught by CHS social workers and other speakers. The cost of the training is $150.00 per person and an orientation is required prior to registration.

Please contact CHS Outreach and Training Specialist Lauren Weidner or 804-353-0191 x330 for more information.


TBRI Training: Interventions for Parenting Trauma–Exposed Children


November 11, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


CHS Fredericksburg Office Goodwill Building, 2nd Floor 4701 Market Street Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408

CHS invites foster and adoptive parents to attend an interactive training that offers an overview of concepts from the TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) model created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development.
Attendees will learn:

  • How trauma impacts brain development and triggers “survival mode” in your child
  • Practical tools for building a safe, trusting relationship with your child
  • Methods for teaching your child’s brain new skills such as self-regulation and social competence
  • Helpful interventions for preventing and managing behavioral episodes
  • The importance of adult attachment style when working with children of trauma

Click here to see the TBRI flyer for details and registration information