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.


Volunteer Orientation and Training


January 11, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Richmond office

CHS is seeking volunteers to help out with our programs, special events, and other projects! If you’re interested in donating your time, please plan to attend our Volunteer Orientation and Training. We will share about upcoming opportunities, the application process, and becoming a part of the CHS team.

PLEASE RSVP to Lauren Weidner by Monday, Jan 8th.

Please email Lauren Weidner to RSVP and confirm the time you will be in attendance.

The event will be held at CHS, 4200 Fitzhugh Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.

Read more about our Volunteer Program by clicking here.