Parent’s Night Out: Holiday Edition


12/06/2019 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: CHS Richmond Office (4200 Fitzhugh Ave, RVA 23230) & Strangeways Brewing (2277A Dabney Rd, RVA 23230)


The weather might be frightful, but a night with fellow adoptive and foster parents would be DELIGHTFUL! Join us as CHS hosts a Parents’ Night Out for adoptive and foster families. Children and teens ages 5-18 will be provided activities and dinner at our CHS Richmond office while parents gather for appetizers and create their own, customizable, wintry craft at Strangeways Brewing.

Space is limited for this event, so register soon! The cost per adult is $15; children and teens are FREE! For any questions or more information please contact the Post Adoption Program Manager, Sara VanderPloeg, at

Click here to register!!


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TBRI Training: Interventions for Parenting Trauma-Exposed Children


11/02/2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: Children's Home Society of Virginia Fredericksburg, 4701 Market Street, Suite F, Fredericksburg, VA 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


$50 per attendee
Payable on the date of training
Lunch is provided

Participants will leave with a copy of The Connected Child by Dr. David Cross and Dr. Karyn Purvis

To register for this training, please RSVP to Lauren Weidner – by Monday October 28,2019

The PAC- RVA- Election Day


11/05/2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


CHS Richmond Office

Join the PAC!!

CHS welcomes adoptive and pre-adoptive children and teens ages 8-18 to join us and other adoptive youth to join the PAC in Richmond on Election Day, November 5, 2019 to the Sports Complex of Richmond.

Attendees will enjoy an interactive day of games and activities lead by the awesome staff at S.C.O.R. Parents, don’t forget to go vote while your kid or teen wears themselves out running around the indoor soccer fields!

The cost for the entire day is $20 per attendee.

For more information, contact Post Adoption Program Manager, Sara Buckheit, at

Click here to register by 10/29/19

Eat Well, Be Well: How Nutrition, Fitness, Rest, and Stress Management Affect Mental Health


11/14/2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


CHS Richmond Office: 4200 Fitzhugh Ave, Richmond VA 23230

Children’s Home Society of Virginia, in partnership with Happy Body Wellness, is presenting this interactive workshop for adoptive and foster parents. We will be led through information and activities by Bethany Watkins, Registered Dietician and foster parent, to help parents better understand how nutrition, exercise, rest, and stress management affect mental health. Each parent will walk away with new ideas for how they can better support their child or teen through activities, mindfulness strategies, and strategic food choices.

CHS will provide a trail mix bar for families to utilize their newfound knowledge and create healthy, brain-friendly snacks. Our staff will be on site to answer any questions about adoption, foster care, trauma, or post adoption support. Registration is required. The cost is $15.00 for professionals and free for adoptive and foster families!! Child care available for youth ages 5 and up.

Click here for online registration


CHS “Play For Keeps” 2019 Fundraiser


11/16/2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bingo Beer Co. 2900 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230

Please join us Nov. 16 at Bingo Beer Company!


A fundraiser in support of Virginia’s children waiting for adoption, and youth who have aged out of foster care.

  • Saturday November 16, 12:00 pm ― 3:00 pm
  • Bingo Beer Company on Broad Street in Scott’s Addition
  • Tickets are $45 and include food, game tokens, CHS bingo, adult beverages, silent auction and raffle.
  • $25 tickets are available for kids 14 and under!

In honor of National Adoption Month and in support of CHS’s mission of permanency, Play For Keeps 2019 is presented by CHS’s Junior Board. It will feature arcade games, CHS bingo with fabulous prizes, food, beverages, raffles and a silent auction featuring terrific items from throughout Virginia.

Silent Auction includes:

  • 50” flat-screen TV
  • One-night stay at the Blackburn Inn in Staunton, VA coupled with a special cider tasting and tour with Big Fish Cider in Highland County
  • Four one-way Southwest Airlines tickets
  • Golf outing for four at Dominion Golf Club
  • And much more . . .

Raffle will feature a terrific beer and wine package!

Bingo games (one card included) will feature dining packages from several of our great Richmond restaurants.


We are also seeking items to contribute to the silent auction and additional sponsors. To learn more about opportunities to give or participate in this event, please contact Bruin Richardson at