CHS ADOPTIVE PARENT Skill-Building Group


June 21, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

June 28, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 am

July 12, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 19, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: CHS Richmond 4200 Fitzhugh Avenue Richmond, VA 23230

Learn & Practice the Parenting Skills that Best Support Adoptive Youth

Children’s Home Society of Virginia invites adoptive parents and parents with an adoptive placement to join us for a 4 week group that tackles the challenges that often face families parenting hurt children. Participants will get to learn new material, work with our trauma-informed & adoption-competent staff to incorporate this information into your family, and gain the support and knowledge of other adoptive families.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Parents are expected to attend all 4 sessions. Please REGISTER no later than June 18th.


COST: $80 per person, $150 per couple
Training materials and dinner will be provided.

Child care will also be available during these trainings. Dinner will be provided for the children and teens as well as adoption-focused and skill-building activities. All youth will be supervised by trained staff and volunteers

TO REGISTER: Space is limited based for both adults and children, please complete this registration information and email to Lauren Weidner at Lauren Click here to fill out and print the registration form.

ALSO please register no later than June 18th.


Foster Care Adoption Training Dates


April 7, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 14, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 21, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: Children's Home Society of Virginia Richmond Office, 4200 Fitzhugh 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 April 2018 training course consists of three Saturday sessions on April 7, 14, and 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 RSVP by April 1st.

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